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Army Chief visits Turkey and Azerbaijan, meets with military leadership

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has paid an official visit to Turkey and Azerbaijan, during which he has met with the military leadership, discussed regional security, progress in the Afghan peace process, defense and security cooperation.

On the occasion, the Army Chief also met with the Turkish Minister of Defense, Turkish Commander General Staff and Chief of Army Staff. General Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated Turkey’s joint efforts with Pakistan for peace in the region. Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Turkey is an important Muslim country in the region and cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey for peace and stability in the region.

The meetings focused on the Afghan peace process and the areas of defense and security between the two countries, as well as issues of mutual interest and the regional security situation.

On the other hand, he met with the military leadership, including the Interior Minister of Azerbaijan. According to a statement issued by the ISPR, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with the Interior Minister and the military leadership of Azerbaijan.

On the occasion, the Chief of Army Staff said that close cooperation is of utmost importance in the current geo-strategic situation and tackles various challenges. A statement issued by the ISPR said that during the meetings, the Chief of Army Staff reiterated his commitment to promote bilateral relations at all levels and forums. The professionalism was appreciated, while Azerbaijan’s military leadership acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts to bring lasting peace to Afghanistan.

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