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”.
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.
Russian minister meets army chief
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.