Pakistan views South Africa as key country in African continent: COAS
Chief of South African National Defence Forces General Rudzani Maphwanya called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ on Tuesday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
As per ISPR, during the meeting, matters of mutual interests, regional security situation and defence, training & security cooperation between both the countries were discussed.
COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan attaches great value to its relations with South Africa. Pakistan views South Africa as a key country in African continent and we appreciate South Africa’s role towards regional peace, security and development of African region.
Pakistan Army’s Spokesperson said, “The visiting dignitary also appreciated Pakistan’s role in regional peace and stability especially the Afghan Peace Process. Both the dignitaries pledged to play their role for further improvement in bilateral cooperation at all levels.”
Earlier, Chief of South African National Defence Force General Rudzani Maphwanya called on General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi.
During the meetings, both sides deliberated upon bilateral cooperation, security and prevailing regional environment. The dignitaries dilated upon measures to enhance the level and scope of military to military engagements between both countries and reaffirmed to continue to forge deeper ties.
The visiting dignitary lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in fight against terrorism.
Earlier, upon arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters, a smartly turned out tri-services contingent presented ‘Guard of Honour’ to the visiting dignitary.