ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday stressed upon the need for sincere international efforts to avert a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
The army chief’s resolve came during his meeting with the Chief of General Staff Turkish Land Forces Lieutenant General Veli Tarakci, who called on him in GHQ, Rawalpindi today.
During the meeting, matters of regional security situation, mutual and professional interest with special emphasis on defence and security collaboration between the two brotherly countries were discussed.
COAS Qamar underscored the importance of peace and reconciliation initiatives in Afghanistan.
“We highly value our brotherly relations with Turkey, which are deeply rooted in history and entrenched in our cultural and religious affinities,” he said.
Both sides agreed to further optimise military-to-military ties, particularly in training and counter-terrorism domains.
The visiting dignitary acknowledged the professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces and vowed to enhance cooperation in various fields.
Lieutenant General Tarakci appreciated Pakistan’s role in the Afghan situation, special efforts for border management and the role in regional stability.