Army chief reaches London on official visit: ISPR

General Qamar Bajwa to hold talks with civil, military leadership during the visit

News Desk June 20, 2019
A file photo of the army chief during his visit to London last year. PHOTO: TWITTER/@OfficialDGISPR

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached London on Thursday for an official visit to the United Kingdom, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to the military's media wing, the army chief will hold talks with senior civil and military leadership in the country.

"Gen Qamar will discuss matters of mutual interest including evolving geo-strategic environment, defence and security," the ISPR statement read.

The army chief last visited the country in October 2018 where he reiterated that Pakistan was ready to take its bilateral relationship with the United Kingdom to the “next level”.

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Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is already in the UK. On Wednesday he met British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt as part of the 4th review of Pakistan-UK Enhanced Strategic Dialogue.

“The two leaders reaffirmed their respective country’s commitment to take this relationship forward and work for shared prosperity reinforced by the strong Pakistani Diaspora and friendship between the two nations,” according to Pakistan’s Foreign Office.

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