ANKARA: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javaid Bajwa has reached Turkey on an official visit to boost the Pakistan-Turkey bilateral defence ties.
The army chief visited Turkish Land Force Headquarters where he was received by General Salih Zeki Çolak, Commander Turkish Land Forces and was presented guard of honour, the statement said.
"At the Turkish Land Force Headquarters, COAS was briefed on the regional security situation as well as the Turkish Land Forces and their various undertakings in field of training, defence production and peace keeping operations."
General Qamar Javed Bajwa was awarded the Legion of Merit in a simple and graceful ceremony in recognition of his services for promotion of Pakistan-Turkey defence ties.
"Speaking on the occasion, COAS underscored the special place that turkey enjoys in the hearts of all Pakistanis," the ISPR said.