Pakistan’s Top Military Commander Visits Turkey to Further Strengthen Defence Ties

Pakistan ArmyPakistan’s Top Military Commander Visits Turkey to Further Strengthen Defence Ties

ANKARA, Turkey: At the invitation of the Chief of Turkish General Staff General Yaşar Güler, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) of Pakistan Armed Forces General Nadeem Raza is visiting Turkey from March 27 to April 2, 2021.

Upon his arrival, General Yaşar Güler received General Nadeem Raza in the Turkish General Staff Headquarters in Ankara on Tuesday and held extensive talks

   

During the meeting, matters of bilateral interest with an emphasis on geo-strategic situation and security challenges came under discussion.

Both sides reaffirmed the resolve to further enhance cooperation between the armed forces of the two brotherly Countries.

In recognition of his outstanding services for the promotion of Pakistan-Turkey defence ties, the Chief of Turkish General Staff awarded ‘Legion of Merit’ to the CJCSC General Nadeem Raza at a ceremony in the Turkish General Staff Headquarters in Ankara.

During his stay in Turkey, General Nadeem Raza also called on the Minister for National Defence of Turkey Hulusi Akar, the Commander of the Turkish Land Forces General Umit Dundar, the Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces Admiral Adnan Ozbal, and the Commander of Turkish Air Forces General Hasan Küçükakyüz, and Head of Presidency of Turkish Defence Industries Professor Dr. Ismail Demir.

General Nadeem Raza also visited various facilities of Turkish defence industries.

The CJCSC also visited the APS Martyrs Park in Keçiören in Ankara. Together with Mayor Turgut Altinok, he laid a floral wreath at the Martyrs Monument.

To commemorate the martyrs of the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar terrorist attack of December 16, 2014, the APS Memorial Park was established by the people of Keçiören, Ankara.

As a token of remembrance, 144 trees were planted, one for each Shaheed.

In order to pay respects to the founder of modern Turkey, General Nadeem Raza also visited the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and laid a floral wreath on Ataturk’s tomb.

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