COAS discusses regional security with Azerbaijan Defence Minister


Azerbaijan’s Miniter for Defence Colonel General Zakir Hasanov on Tuesday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, at General Head Quarters (GHQ), ISPR said.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed During the meeting.
COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan values its relations with Azerbaijan, rooted in religious affinity, common values, geo-strategic significance, potential for mutually beneficial and enhanced economic and defence cooperation. Both reiterated the desire to further enhance bilateral relations including efforts for peace and security in the region.
Referring to OIC’s 48th Council of Foreign Ministers session, COAS termed it a historic development for addressing the dire humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and bringing international community to a shared vision and joint strategy to find solution to emerging challenges in the region vital for peace and stability.
Azerbaijan’s Defence Minister appreciated Pakistan’s role in regional stability and pledged to play his role for further improvements in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels. He specially appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for hosting the OIC’s 48th Council of Foreign Ministers.