Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan highly values brotherly ties with Turkiye which are deeply rooted in history, the military said in a statement.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief expressed these remarks during a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Mehmet Pacaci at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
During the meeting, it added, matters of regional security situation, mutual and professional interest with special emphasis on defence and security collaboration between the two brotherly countries, were discussed.
"We highly value our brotherly relations with Turkiye which are deeply rooted in history and entrenched in our cultural and religious affinities," the COAS was quoted as saying by the ISPR.
The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan's role in regional stability and pledged to play his role for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels, the statement further said.
Earlier this month, Commander Turkish Land Forces General Musa Avesever called on General Bajwa at the GHQ, a statement issued by the ISPR said.
According to the military's media wing, matters of mutual and professional interest were discussed during the meeting with special emphasis on defence and security collaboration between the two countries.
Both sides agreed to further optimise military-to-military ties, particularly in training and counter-terrorism domains.
The visiting dignitary acknowledged the professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces and vowed to enhance cooperation in various fields.
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