Agency – Germany:
Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) Chairman General Nadeem Raza who is on an official visit to Germany and Switzerland called on General Eberhard ZORN, Chief of the Defence Forces, Germany.
Matters of bilateral professional interest including further strengthening of security and defence cooperation between the two countries were brought into discussion during the meeting. Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to work together for peace, security and stability in the region, particularly in Afghanistan.
Chairman JCSC during his visit to Germany also visited the German Infantry School at Hammelburg and the Center for Internal Leadership at Kolbenz where he was briefed about the mandate and curriculum of the institutes.
Earlier, upon arrival at the German Ministry of Defence, a smartly turned out contingent presented ‘Guard of Honour’ to the Chairman JCSC.
Later, General Nadeem Raza visited Switzerland where he called on Lieutenant General Thomas SUSSLI, Chief of Swiss Armed Forces. Chairman JCSC reviewed the full gamut of bilateral defence relations and exchanged views on global and regional security environment and enhanced military and defence cooperation between the two Armed Forces.
Chairman JCSC also visited Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP). GCSP is an international foundation that provides executive education and training in comprehensive international peace and security policy.
During the visit to the centre, General Nadeem Raza highlighted the security perspective of Pakistan on the geostrategic situation of the region with emphasis on Afghanistan. The General emphasized the need for reconciliation within Afghanistan for regional peace & security.