Pakistan, Turkey to enhance defence cooperation
JCSC Chairman Gen Nadeem meets Turkish defence minister, services chiefs
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Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, who is on official visit to Turkey, called on General Hulusi Akar (retd), Minister of National Defence, at Ankara.
The CJCSC also had separate meetings with General Yasar Guler, Commander Turkish Armed Forces and chiefs of the tri-services. The Chairman JCSC also visited Turkish Aerospace Industries, said a statement issued by the ISPR in Islamabad on Thursday.
During the meetings, both sides deliberated upon various areas of interest, bilateral cooperation including security, counter-terrorism and prevailing regional environment particularly with reference to Afghanistan.
Both sides also dilated upon measures to enhance cooperation in the field of defence production and reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen the excellent relationship.
Turkish military leadership lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.
The Chairman JCSC was also awarded Turkey's highest military award "Legion of Merit" in an impressive investiture ceremony.
Earlier, upon arrival at Turkish General Staff Headquarters, The CJCSC was given Guard of Honour by a smartly turned out contingent of Armed Forces of Turkey.
The Chairman JCSC also laid wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument.