Islamabad, Pakistan: General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who is on an official visit to Kazakhstan, called on H.E. Mr Askar Mamin, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
Chairman JCSC also had separate meetings with Defence Minister, Deputy Minister of Industry & Infrastructural Development, and Chief of General Staff of Kazakhstan Armed Forces.
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. The dignitaries dilated upon measures to enhance the level and scope of military engagements between both countries and reaffirmed to continue to forge deeper ties.
Chairman JCSC said that Pakistan is keen to expand its existing bilateral military to military cooperation with Kazakhstan. The dignitaries lauded the professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.
Chairman JCSC also visited the National Defence University of Kazakhstan and inaugurated ‘Pakistan Military Art Room’. The room reflects the gallant history of the Armed Forces of Pakistan, its culture and its traditions.
Earlier upon arrival at the Ministry of Defence, Chairman JCSC was presented Guard of Honour by a smartly turned out contingent of the Kazakhstan Armed Forces.