RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who on Monday reached Jordan on a three-day visit called on King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein. Regional security situation and bilateral cooperation were discussed during the meeting, a press release issued here by Inter Services Public Relations said.
King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein expressed earnest desire to enhance cooperation between the two
countries in multiple fields including security, defence production, education and investment opportunities. The COAS assured him that Pakistan had the highest regard for Jordan and would welcome any positive initiatives.
King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein awarded the medal ’Order of the Military Merit’ to Gen Bajwa in recognition of his services for improving defence and security relations between the two brotherly countries.
Earlier, COAS met Lt Gen Mahmoud Abdul Haleem Farihat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff of Jordanian Armed Forces and offered full cooperation in defence relations, training and joint exercises.
The Jordanian Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff thanked COAS and said Jordan considered Pakistan to be one of the most reliable partners and was ready to take the relationship to the next level. Both noted with satisfaction the convergence in strategic views and the considerable efforts towards improving peace and stability.