RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza, who is on an official visit to Iraq, called on the Iraqi Defence Minister Juma Enad Sadoon Khattab Al Jibori, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The Chairman JCSC also held separate meetings with the Iraqi Chief of Staff General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yar Allah Al Lami and the Commander Iraqi Air Force Lieutenant General Shahab Jihad Ali.
During the meetings, both sides deliberated upon various areas of interest including security, defence cooperation and prevailing regional environment.
The dignitaries dilated upon measures to enhance the level and scope of bilateral military engagements/cooperation between both Countries and reaffirmed to continue to forge deeper ties.
The Chairman JCSC also visited the Defence University for Higher Military Studies (DUFHMS) and called on its Rector Lieutenant General Saad Mizhir Muhsin Hashim Al Allaq.
During the interaction, the CJCSC highlighted the positive role of Pakistan in countering violent extremism and also shared Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace and stability especially in Afghanistan.
Earlier upon arrival at the Ministry of Defence, the Chairman JCSC was presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent of the Iraqi Armed Forces.