Germany pledges to enhance bilateral relations
By Staff ReporterFriday – June 25, 2021
According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the chief of army staff (COAS) general (Gen.) Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an official visit to Germany, called on German FM Maas.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, overall regional security situation including latest developments in Afghanistan peace process and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed.
COAS Gen. Bajwa said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Germany and expressed desire for enhanced mutually beneficial bilateral relations.
German special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Markus Potzel was also present.
Later on, COAS also visited German command and staff college (CSC), where he addressed students and faculty members and shared his views on “Pakistan’s regional and internal security perspective”.
On arrival at German CSC, in Hamburg, the COAS Gen. Bajwa was received by Bundeswehr CSC commandant major general (Maj.Gen.) Oliver Kohl.
During the address, COAS apprised the audience on external and internal security challenges faced by Pakistan and measures taken in the regard to mitigate the threats.
COAS Gen. Bajwa said that future of enduring peace and stability in world hinges on ability to resolve long pending issues within the region.
This can only be complemented through meaningful international support to take on challenging regional issues.
Focusing on COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, COAS said that Pakistan’s government along with other State institutions is doing its best to counter the challenges faced by Pakistan.
Earlier on Wednesday, COAS Gen. Bajwa, on a day long official visit to Turkey, called on Turkish defence minister (DM) Gen. (retired) Hulusi Akar.
According to an ISPR press release, on arrival, COAS was also presented with a guard of honour by a smartly turned out military contingent.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interests, regional security situation including recent developments in Afghanistan peace process and bilateral defence and security cooperation in various fields were discussed.
COAS Gen. Bajwa acknowledged the Turkish engagements with Pakistan especially the ongoing efforts for continuing the positivity for peace in the region.
He also reiterated that Turkey is one of the key Muslim countries in the region and that enhanced Pakistan-Turkey cooperation will have positive impact on regional peace and stability.
The dignitaries appreciated Pakistan’s positive role for regional peace and stability, especially the Afghanistan peace process and pledged to continue working for better relations between the two brotherly countries.
The general staff of the Turkish armed forces chief Gen. Yasar Guler and Turkish land forces commander Gen. Umit Dundar were also present.
Earlier on Monday, COAS Gen. Bajwa, on a two days long official visit to Azerbaijan, called on Azeri president Ilham Aliyev and Azeri DM colonel general (Col.Gen.) Hasanov Zakir Asgar Oglu at Baku.
According to an ISPR press release, on arrival at Azeri defence ministry, COAS was also presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out military contingent.
During the meetings, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including recent developments in Afghanistan peace process and bilateral defence and security cooperation in various fields were discussed.
COAS said that Pakistan and Azerbaijan share common values based on rich cultural, religious and historical affinities and have tremendous geo-strategic significance / potential for mutually beneficial and enhanced cooperation at all forums.
COAS Gen. Bajwa also expressed Pakistan army’s desire to further enhance bilateral military cooperation and regional partnership between the two countries.
The dignitaries thanked COAS for Pakistan’s support to Azerbaijan at all international forums.