Pakistan and Canada agree to explore avenues for defense and security cooperation

OTTAWA, Canada: The Pakistani High Commissioner to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar met the Chief of Defence Staff of Canadian Armed Forces General Jonathan Vance in Ottawa, and discussed the bilateral defense and security relations at all levels.

The High Commissioner briefed the Chief of Defence Staff on the regional situation including Pakistan’s cooperation in US led peace efforts in Afghanistan. He informed that a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan is in the interest of regional countries, including Pakistan.

Raza Bashir Tarar said that Pakistan would like to have enhanced defence and security cooperation including participation of Canadian Armed Forces officers in the short, medium and long-term courses in Pakistan’s armed forces institution. The High Commissioner further underlined that collaboration in the field of joint exercises between armed forces of both the countries will be mutually beneficial.

Canadian Armed Forces Chief hails Pakistan’s role for regional peace

General Jonathan Vance appreciated important role being played by Pakistan towards regional peace and stability. He also noted Pakistan’s vital role in bringing peace in Afghanistan.

The Chief of Defence Staff agreed with the High Commissioner to further explore the avenues for defence and security cooperation and enhance collaboration in areas of mutual interest.

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