Chairman JCSC Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat attended the 2017 Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference at Victoria, Canada from Sepetmber 4-6 on “The Future Security Environment, Challenges, Complexity and Cooperation,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.
According to a statement, the conference was attended by chiefs of defence staff of 25 countries from around the world. “The core areas discussed during the conference included 'Trends in the Indo-Asia Pacific, Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism and Peace Support Operations’,” it said.
During the discussion on 'Trends in Indo-Asia Pacific', three major concerns, i.e. demography, water security and climate change were identified. “Chairman highlighted the stresses being faced by Indus Waters Treaty and the challenge being faced by existing mechanisms to resolve water issues,” the communiqué read.
On the sidelines of the conference, Gen Zubair held bilateral meetings with chiefs of defence staff of seven different countries.
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