Army Chief seeks enhanced Pakistan-Australia defence ties

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa enhanced defence ties between Pakistan and Australia could act as the impetus for broader bilateral cooperation in future especially in fields of education and investment in regional connectivity & trade.

The COAS made these remarks when he held meetings with representatives of Australian Civil and Military leadership during his visit to Australia, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.Army Chief seeks enhanced Pakistan-Australia defence ties

During his visit, the COAS met Senate’s Committee for Foreign and Defence Affairs headed by Senator David Fawcett, Australian Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin (accompanied by the Secretary Defence Mr Greg Moriarty) and Air Chief Air Marshal Gavin Davies.

The COAS visited Joint operations and planning Headquarters and Force Command headquarters.

The Army Chief also interacted at Australian Strategic Policy Institute and the Office of National Assessment, both of which advice the Australian government on myriad policy issues.

Both the Australian Civil and Military leadership appreciated Pakistan’s contributions and achievements in war against terror and acknowledged sacrifices of Pakistani Nation and its Army.

The COAS said that he was extremely humbled by the Australian goodwill for Pakistan and their desire to enhance bilateral relations.

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