Army chief offers Tajikistan 'full support' in fighting terror

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon praises Pakistan’s role in facilitating Afghan peace process

News Desk March 01, 2016
Army chief General Raheel Sharif speaks with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on March 1, 2016. PHOTO: ISPR

Army chief General Raheel Sharif has offered Pakistan’s full cooperation in the capacity building of Tajikistan’s forces to counter terrorism.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Raheel called on Tajik President Emomali Rahmon after his arrival in the country on Tuesday on a day-long visit.

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The two leaders discussed regional situation with particular reference to common challenges of fighting terrorism and reconciliation in Afghanistan, which shares a border with both the countries.

While appreciating Pakistan’s role in facilitating the reconciliation process in Afghanistan, Tajik president applauded army's phenomenal achievements in Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

Rahmon said the operation being conducted by Pakistani forces against terrorists was a role model for rest of the world.

Army chief General Raheel Sharif being presented guard of honour at army headquarters of Tajikistan on March 1, 2016. PHOTO: ISPR

The Tajik president added that General Raheel's visit will further cement bilateral relationship and provide an impetus to defence cooperation between the two countries.

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The army chief also held meetings with Tajik defence minister and chief of general staff, and visited the Military Institute and Training Centre of Tajikistan.

Upon arrival at Tajik army headquarters, General Raheel was presented a guard of honour by Tajik forces.


ghazal | 5 years ago | Reply basically saying , we will accommodated northern factions in new Taliban heavy government. well central Asians know if Taliban establishes themselves in Kabul Tashkent is not far away.
Hameed | 5 years ago | Reply This army is not prepared to assist in holding consensus within the country but is eager to work with foreign countries. Something is not right here.
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