Italy’s Lt General Luciano Portolano calls on COAS Bajwa
Secretary General of Defence & National Armaments Director, Italy, Lieutenant General Luciano Portolano Thursday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, at GHQ.
According to an Inter-Services Public Relations statement matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including the recent developments in Afghanistan and with particular reference to enhanced military cooperation in the field of training and counter-terrorism domains were discussed during the meeting.
COAS said that Pakistan values Italy's role in global and regional affairs and we look forward to enhancing our bilateral relationship.
COAS also emphasized the urgency for swiftly devising an institutional mechanism for channelling humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in order to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe.
He asserted that “Peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan".
The visiting dignitary acknowledged the professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces and vowed to enhance cooperation in various fields. He also appreciated Pakistan's role in the Afghan situation, special efforts for border management and role in regional stability.