Army chief discusses bilateral relations, regional security with German FM

Published: June 21, 2016
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Army chief General Raheel Sharif shakes hands with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at German Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 21, 2016. PHOTO: ISPR

Army chief General Raheel Sharif shakes hands with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at German Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 21, 2016. PHOTO: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif discussed bilateral relations and regional security with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday.

“Germany understands Pakistan’s challenges and assured full support Pakistan’s efforts for stability and peace in the region,” the ISPR quoting the German foreign minster on Tuesday.

General Raheel discusses military ties, security cooperation with German counterpart

The army chief held an interactive session in Koerber Foundation, a renowned German think tank in Berlin, added the statement.

“General Raheel explained in detail the challenges faced by Pakistan and contribution towards peace and stability in the region.”

The army chief, the military’s media wing said, informed the German foreign minister Pakistan was successfully closing up to the conclusion of military Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

“Have cleared entire Fata up to borders, also busted their linkages and networks.”

Support of international community sought

The COAS also sought support of the international community in Pakistan’s efforts to eradicate terrorism.

“Moving beyond this critical stage will require greater understanding and support of International community. We have sacrificed immensely, more than any other nation. World needs to stand by us till dividends are fully realised,” he said.

German military keen to learn from Pakistan’s terror fight

“Terrorism has morphed into a global phenomenon and warrants global response. In order to effectively win, synergy by all required,” the army chief said.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Tyggar
    Jun 21, 2016 - 9:22PM

    German foreign minister meeting the ruler of PakistanRecommend

  • vk
    Jun 22, 2016 - 4:10AM

    Wow Army talking bilateral relationship for damocratic country wonderful if Germany agree to it. Lying loudly would not work.Recommend

  • Independent Observer
    Jun 22, 2016 - 4:11AM

    Pakistan’s COAS with dual responsibility as the foreign minister, is on a Germany visit … !! Recommend

  • Zahid
    Jun 22, 2016 - 5:34AM

    COAS Brave action, Pakistan Army Zindabad, fully support our troops and Pakistan ArmyRecommend

  • Zahid
    Jun 22, 2016 - 5:37AM

    Hope fully German Government will understand our needs and both EU and German Government support us in this war terror Pakistan Army Zindabad General Raheel Sharif ZindabadRecommend

  • Adnan
    Jun 22, 2016 - 6:53AM

    Brave COAS on free junkets before retirement. What will ever be achieved from an Army chief meeting a politician? Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Jun 22, 2016 - 6:54AM

    DOes this improve Pakistan’s image internationally? I don’t think so.Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2016 - 11:20AM

    He is German foreign minister, a political boss of government. We are represented by a salaried Government servant. Is this combination can make an agreement or MOU?Recommend

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