UK Chief of Defence Staff calls on Army Chief at GHQ


Rawalpindi – Staff Reporter:

The military chiefs of Pakistan and the UK discussed the current developments in the Afghan peace process and regional security in a meeting, the country’s military media wing ISPR said on Monday.

General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, UK’s military chief, called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi. The two military officials discussed matters of mutual interest.

“Measures to further enhance bilateral and defence cooperation were also discussed in the meeting,” a statement by the ISPR read.

It said that COAS Bajwa offered his condolences to the UK military chief on the sad demise of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and said that the world has lost a highly respected friend.

The COAS thanked the dignitary for UK’s contribution towards the fight against COVID-19 in Pakistan and said that the Pakistan Army “greatly values” its friendly relations with the UK.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan peace process, the ISPR statement said.