Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met army chief General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday, and praised contributions to regional peace and stability.
President Erdogan praised Pak Army's accomplishments in Op ZarbeAzb&contributions to regional peace&stability-5 pic.twitter.com/TLDh2Kirxe— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) May 31, 2016
According to the ISPR, General Raheel, who is on an official visit in Turkey, witnessed multinational military exercise EFES.
#COAS witnessed multinational mil Exercise"EFES" in 2 sittings,last night&then today.Turkish CGS Gen Hulusi Akar,welcomed COAS in Area-1— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) May 31, 2016
During the exercise, Pakistan’s armed forces participated alongside forces of Turkey, the US, UK, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Azerbaijan, the statement added.
Turkish,US,UK,Belgium, S.Arabia,Qatar,Azerbaijan& contingent of Pak Armed Forces participating.Turkish Pres&Def Min also attended Exercise-2— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) May 31, 2016
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President Erdogan praised Pakistan Army’s accomplishments in Operation Zarb-e-Azb and its contributions to regional peace and stability.
The president thanked army chief for Pakistan’s participation and his personal presence to witness the exercise, saying it will enhance the existing close, friendly ties.
Reciprocating, General Raheel appreciated Turkish forces for an outstanding conduct of the exercise of such magnitude and scope.
Turkish Pres held mtng with #COAS&thanked 4 Pak participation&his personal presence 2 witness Ex.Will enhance existing close friendly ties-3— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) May 31, 2016
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Exercise EFES was aimed at sharing military experience and enhancing training exchanges of Pakistan Army in the last three years, with the forces conducting 52 exercises inland and abroad.
In our bid to share mil experience,enhance training exchanges,Pak Army,in last 3 years,conducted 52 joint mil exercises,both inland&abroad-4— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) May 31, 2016