Pak-Turk cooperation will have positive impact on regional stability: COAS


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that Turkey is one of the key Muslim countries in the region and enhanced Pakistan-Turkey cooperation will have a positive impact on regional peace and stability.

According to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief said this during his day-long official visit to the Republic of Turkey.

During the visit, Gen Bajwa called on Turkish Minister of National Defence His Excellency General (r) Hulusi Akar. Commander Turkish General Staff His Excellency General Yasar Guler and Commander of the Turkish Land Forces His Excellency General Umit Dundar were also present the meeting.

Matters pertaining to mutual interests, regional security situation including recent developments in the Afghan Peace Process, bilateral defence and security cooperation in various fields came under discussion during the meeting. The dignitaries appreciated Pakistan s positive role for regional peace and stability, especially the Afghan peace process.

They also pledged to continue working for better relations between two brotherly countries. Earlier on arrival, COAS was also presented with a Guard of Honour by a smartly turned out military contingent.