RAWALPINDI: Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff General Selcuk Bayraktaroglu called on Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi today [Thursday].
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.
Speaking on the occasion General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that we highly value our brotherly relations with Turkey which are deeply rooted in history and entrenched in our cultural and religious affinities.
He underscored the importance of peace and reconciliation initiatives in Afghanistan.
He stressed the need for global convergence and sincere efforts to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe.
Both sides agreed to further optimize 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.
Later, Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff General Selcuk Bayraktaroglu called on Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu in Islamabad today.
During the meeting, both the dignitaries discussed matters of professional and mutual interest.
General Selcuk Bayraktaroglu commended the professionalism of PAF and acknowledged its rising indigenous capacity in the aviation industry.
The Air Chief said that Pakistan and Turkey enjoy longstanding religious, cultural and historical bonds which are manifested through strong ties between both air forces.
The Air Chief reiterated his resolve to further enhance the existing bilateral cooperation between the two brotherly countries.