Italian defence minister meets General Raheel Sharif

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Italian Minister for Defence Senator Roberta Pinotti held a meeting with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif at the army’s general headquarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.In a press release, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that during the meeting, the two dignitaries discussed matters of mutual interest including defence collaboration and regional security.

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The visiting dignitary lauded successes and achievements of operation Zarb-e-Azb and acknowledged the resolve and sacrifices of Pakistani nation and armed forces in fight against terrorism.

Earlier in the day, the Commander of the Turkish Land Forces General Salih Zeki Colak met the COAS at the army’s general headquarters and discussed wide range of issues of mutual interest including defence, security cooperation, training and measures contributing towards regional stability.