RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Turkey General (retd) Hulusi Akar called on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at Pakistan army’s general headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Thursday, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
During the meeting views were exchanged on issues of mutual interest including bilateral defence and security cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey and overall regional security situation.
The visiting dignitary expressed Turkey’s deep appreciation for Pakistan’s efforts and sacrifices in war against terrorism.
Earlier on his arrival at GHQ, the Turkish Minister of National Defence laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada.
A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan army presented the guard of honour to the visiting dignitary.
ترکی کے وزیر دفاع کی وفاقی وزیر برائے دفاعی پیداوار محترمہ زبیدہ جلال سے ملاقات.
ملاقات میں پاکستان اور ترکی کے دیرینہ تعلقات اور دو طرفہ دفاعی پیداوار میں تعاون بڑھانے پر اتفاق کیا گیا. pic.twitter.com/YHk2gcAgGJ
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Separately, the Turkish National Defence Minister Hulusi Akar also met Minister of Defence Production Zubaida Jalal on Thursday in Rawalpindi, and discussed issues of mutual interest and especially the avenues in defence cooperation.
Zubaida Jalal appreciated the policies of Turkish President Recep Tayyab Erdogan on bringing about robust relations between Pakistan and Turkey.