Army chief, Turkish Air Force Commander discuss regional security situation

Turkey lauds PAF’s efforts towards indigenisation

News Desk April 10, 2019

Commander Turkish Air Force Gen Hasan Kucukakayuz called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at the GHQ in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.


According to the military's media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual and professional interest including regional security situation were discussed during the meeting.

They both expressed satisfaction on the brotherly relations between the two countries.

Earlier in the day, General Kucukakyuz had lauded Pakistan Air Force's (PAF) efforts towards indigenisation, Radio Pakistan reported on Wednesday.

Turkey offers to mediate between Pakistan, India

The Turkish commander called on Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan at the Air Headquarters on Wednesday to discuss relations, regional peace and security.

During the high-level moot, the PAF chief appreciated Turkey for having stood by Pakistan in the hour of need.

In February, Turkey offered mediation to ease tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi after the PAF struck down two Indian Air Force (IAF) jets and captured one pilot.

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Amid rising hostilities along the eastern border, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi stated that he had a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart who maintained that Turkey was willing to mediate between the arch-rival nations Pakistan and India.


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