UK army chief arrives on official visit to Pakistan, meets COAS

Published: October 13, 2017
Army delegation meets UK military higher ups on Friday. PHOTO: ISPR

Army delegation meets UK military higher ups on Friday. PHOTO: ISPR

General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, the Chief of General Staff (CGS) UK army, met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headqaurters Rawalpindi on Friday.

General Carter, who is in Pakistan on a two-day official visit, discussed matters of mutual interest with Bajwa, including the strengthening of bilateral security and defence cooperation between armies of the two countries.

He acknowledged Pakistan Army’s achievements in the fight against terrorism and its continued efforts for peace and stability in the region, according to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

General Carter said the United Kingdom greatly appreciates Pakistan’s sacrifices in this regard.

On arrival at the GHQ, the UK army chief also laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented the guard of honour to the visiting dignitary.

The visiting officer will address participants of National Security and War Course later on Friday.

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