Meeting in Prague: Czech wants Pakistan to train officers

By APP
Published: June 23, 2016
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Army chief General Raheel Sharif is presented a guard of honour in Prague. COURTESY ISPR

Army chief General Raheel Sharif is presented a guard of honour in Prague. COURTESY ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Czech Republic has expressed an interest in Pakistan Army training its officers.

This was expressed in a meeting between Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and senior Czech government and military leaders.

Gen Raheel Sharif landed in Prague on Wednesday on a day-long visit of the Czech Republic.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, upon arriving at the Czech Defence Ministry, Gen Raheel was presented with a guard of honour. The army chief then held separate meetings with the Czech Chief of General Staff General Josef Becvar and Deputy Defence Minister Jakub Landovsky.

“Issues of mutual interest, military-to-military [relations] and defence cooperation were discussed,” Lt Gen Bajwa said. Both the Czech CGS and deputy defence minister expressed special interest in training of their officers by the Pakistan Army.

Gen Raheel had stopped over in Prague after completing a two-day tour of Germany. The visits follow similar visits to Pakistan by the Czech CGS earlier in 2016.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2016.

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