Newly-appointed British High Commissioner calls on Gen Qamar at GHQ

Published: December 11, 2019
Dr Christian Turner meets General Qamar Javed Bajwa. PHOTO: ISPR

Dr Christian Turner meets General Qamar Javed Bajwa. PHOTO: ISPR

The newly-appointed British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner, on Wednesday called on army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, a statement issued by the military’s media wing said.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the chief of army staff (COAS) “welcomed him to Pakistan and wished him well for the assignment”.

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During the meeting matters of mutual interests were discussed, the ISPR added.

Dr Turner was appointed as British High Commissioner in succession to Thomas Drew earlier in August.

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Earlier in the day, Russian Trade and Industry minister Denis Valentinovich Manturov also called on Gen Qamar at the army’s headquarters in Rawalpindi.

“Mr Denis Valentinovich Manturov, Minister of Industry & Trade of Russian Federation called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), at [the] GHQ, today,” according to the ISPR.

During the meeting matters of mutual interest were discussed. “Both reiterated the desire to further enhance bilateral relations for peace & stability and economic prosperity of the region,” the statement added.

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