LONDON: Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived here on Thursday on a three-day official visit to discuss various issues of mutual interest and concern with his British counterpart and other high officials.
According to Director General Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Asif Ghafoor, General Bajwa will meet British military and civilian leadership to discuss bilateral professional matters during his visit. The talks related to forging mutual cooperation between two sides are also expected to take place.
Gen Bajwa held a meeting with British Chief of Defence Staff Sir Nicholas Carter and they discussed a number of issues including the prospects of peace and prevailing situation in South Asia. Pak-Afghan relations and regional situation also came under discussion.Gen Bajwa was also presented guard of honour.
It may be recalled that General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter paid a two-day official visit to Pakistan in second week of October last year. He met General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Head Quarters Rawalpindi. General Carter discussed matters of mutual interest with Gen Bajwa, including the strengthening of bilateral security and defence cooperation between armies of the two countries.
He acknowledged Pakistan Army’s achievements in the fight against terrorism and its continued efforts for peace and stability in the region. General Carter said the United Kingdom greatly appreciates Pakistan’s sacrifices in this regard.