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Pakistan highly values its brotherly relations with Turkey: COAS

27 Dec, 2021
COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa stressed upon the need for international efforts to avert humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa stressed upon the need for international efforts to avert humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

**RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan highly values its brotherly relations with Turkey, which are deeply rooted in history and entrenched in our cultural and religious affinities. **

He was talking to Chief of General Staff Turkish Land Forces Lieutenant General Veli Tarakci, who called on him in Rawalpindi today (Monday).

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.

The Army Chief underscored the importance of peace and reconciliation initiatives in Afghanistan.

COAS stressed upon the need for sincere international efforts to avert a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

Both sides agreed to further optimize military to military ties particularly in training and counter-terrorism domains.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and vowed to enhance cooperation in various fields.

He also appreciated Pakistan's role in Afghan situation, special efforts for border management and role in regional stability.