ANKARA, Turkey: The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza has been awarded Turkey’s highest military award “Legion of Merit” in an impressive investiture ceremony in Ankara.
General Nadeem Raza, who is on an official visit to Turkey, met the Turkish Minister of National Defence General (retd) Hulusi Akar.
The CJCSC also had separate meetings with the Commander Turkish Armed Forces General Yasar Guler, and Chiefs of the tri-services.
The Chairman JCSC also visited the Turkish Aerospace Industries.
During the meetings, both sides deliberated upon various areas of interest, bilateral cooperation including security, counter-terrorism and the 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.
The Turkish military leadership lauded the professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.
Earlier, upon arrival at the 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 a wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument.