Islamabad – Staff Reporter:
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa offered military training to Bahraini forces during his visit to the Gulf state, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Bajwa met Bahrain National Guard Commander General Mohammed bin Isa Al-Khalifa and the kingdom’s National Security Adviser Major General Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa for talks on bilateral security cooperation.
“COAS offered Pakistan’s complete support in achieving shared interests in bilateral security cooperation including training and capacity building,” said ISPR in a statement.
The military leaders also discussed border security and developments in peace talks to end conflict in Afghanistan, including “necessary steps” to make the peace process “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned,” ISPR said.
In January, Bajwa received Bahrain’s top military award, the Order of Bahrain (First Class).
Pakistan and Bahrain enjoy close diplomatic relations and their top leaders have frequently visited each other in the past. The two countries have largely built their relationship on trade, foreign direct investment and defense cooperation.
Bahrain also provides employment opportunities to Pakistani laborers who play an important role in their nation’s economy by sending remittances to their homeland.