Pakistani CJCSC General Nadeem Raza held meeting with Turkish Defence Minister

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Pakistani CJCSC General Nadeem Raza held meeting with Turkish Defence Minister

ISLAMABAD - General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee yesterday called on General Hulusi Akar (Retd), Minister of National Defence, at Ankara.

The CJCSC, who is on official visit to Turkey, also held separate meetings with General Yasar Guler, Commander Turkish Armed Forces and Chiefs of the tri-services. The Chairman JCSC also visited Turkish Aerospace Industries, according to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) directorate.

During the meetings, both sides deliberated upon various areas of interest, bilateral cooperation including security, counter-terrorism and prevailing regional environment, particularly with reference to Afghanistan. Both the sides also dilated upon measures to enhance cooperation in the field of defence production and reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen the excellent relationship. The Turkish military leadership lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in fight against terrorism.

The Chairman JCSC was also awarded Turkey’s highest military award “Legion of Merit” in an impressive investiture ceremony.

Earlier, upon arrival at Turkish General Staff Headquarters, the CJCSC was given Guard of Honour by a smartly-turned out contingent of Armed Forces of Turkey.