COAS discusses bilateral defence ties with chief of South African army

General Raheel Sharif is on a three-day official visit to South Africa


Web Desk July 06, 2015
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif inspects the Guard of Honour at South African Army Headquarters on July 6, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday discussed matters of mutual interest and bilateral defence ties with his South African counterpart Lieutenant General V R Masondo.

According to an ISPR statement, Gen Sharif, who has arrived in South Africa on a three-day official visit, called on the South African Army Chief at the Army HQs.

General Mosondo lauded the professional prowess and sacrifices of Pakistan Army in successfully fighting terrorists and showed keenness in bolstering mutually beneficial defence ties between both the countries.

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Early during the day, the COAS was presented a 21-gun salute, and guard of honour by a contingent of the South African Army.



Gen Sharif was also given detailed briefing on operational and training matters of South African Army.

Further, the army chief met Chief of South African National Defence Forces (SANDF) Gen Solly Zacharia Shoke.

He also visited defence production facilities of South Africa to see possibilities of enhancing defence collaboration and training exchanges between both the countries.



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COMMENTS (4)

Aziz Quadri | 5 years ago | Reply VERY PROFESSIONAL,HONEST,FOCUSED,HARD WORKING AND BRAVE GENERAL. PAKISTAN IS LUCKY TO HAVE C.O.A.S LIKE HIM. GENERAL RAHEEL WE LOVE YOU.
Farhan A Mumtaz | 5 years ago | Reply Good move by the chief - SA is a ahead of Pakistan in terms of technology but not as advanced as most traditional western weapons suppliers. They would be keen to export weapons and could be convinced to share technology.
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