Pakistan, Malaysia military leaders sign TORs for long-term cooperation

PakistanPakistan, Malaysia military leaders sign TORs for long-term cooperation

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Pakistani and Malaysian military leadership on Wednesday signed Terms of Reference (TORs) to institutionalize a long-term frame work for military cooperation.

The TORs were signed by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif and the Malaysian military leadership at the Malaysian army headquarters, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).


Earlier, the COAS reached Malaysia on a two days official visit. Upon his arrival at the army headquarter, a smartly turned out contingent of Malaysian army presented guard of honour to the COAS.

Later, the COAS held separate meetings with the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Tan Sri Dato Sri Haji Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin and Chief of Malaysian Army General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor.

The COAS was introduced to senior army commanders and was given detailed briefing on Operational and training aspects of Malaysian army.

During his meetings with the military leadership, military to military relations, joint military training and defence collaboration were discussed.

The Malaysian CDF and Army Chief praised Pakistan Army’s achievements in fight against terrorism and efforts for regional peace and stability.

General Raheel Sharif said that Malaysia and Pakistan had convergence of interests in various domains of regional security and the need to go after terrorism indiscriminately.

Separately, the COAS also met the Minister of Defence Dato Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein at Putrajaya.

During the meeting, the Malaysian defence minister expressed his desire to expand the range of defence collaboration, mutually benefitting from each other’s experience and professional skills.

The Malaysian defence minister reiterated that the spirit of cooperation will be helpful in strengthening the existing relationship between the two armies evolving into a long term strategic partnership.

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