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On Wednesday, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa extended security assistant and defence cooperation to Iraq.
In a meeting with Iraq’s Acting Defence Secretary Lt Gen (Staff) Pilot Muhammad Salim Al Araji at the General Headquarters, the Army Chief extended the cooperation of the Pakistan Army on matters of regional security and security assistance.
The two countries have agreed to intensify and deepen their defence cooperation for regional peace and security.
A press release by the ISPR noted, “During the meeting, matters of professional interest and regional security were discussed. COAS said that Pakistan values its brotherly relations with Iraq and would be honoured to provide any assistance in development or security-related fields.”
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Pak-Iraq Extend Defence Ties
Iraq’s Lt Gen (Staff) Pilot Ali Muhammad Salim Al Araji, Acting Secretary Defence, and Deputy Chief of Log Staff of the Iraqi Defence Ministry, arrived on official visit to Pakistan.
On 18th June, the Iraqi dignitaries called on Secretary Defence Lt Gen (R) Ikram-ul-Haq in his office. The Iraqi dignitaries briefed Pakistan’s Defence Secretary on details of the security operations led by the Armed Forces of Iraq against Daesh strongholds during a period of three years.
The Iraqi Defence Ministry officials also briefed Defence Secretary Lt Gen (R) Ikram-ul-Haq over the present security scenario across Iraq, alongside the efforts of rehabilitation, reconstruction and infrastructural development to provide relief and growth in the war-ravaged areas of Iraq.
Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa extended security assistant and defence cooperation to Iraq.
Pakistan’s Defence Secretary commented on the success achieved by the Iraqi Armed Forces against Daesh. Lt Gen (R) Ikram-ul-Haq briefed them on the counter-terrorism measures and achievements of the Pakistan Army in their prolonged struggle against the scourge of terrorism and extremist groups. The Defence Secretary also briefed them on Pakistan’s efforts of mainstreaming and incorporated FATA through a well-conceived multipronged development strategy.
Defence Secretary Ikram-ul-Haq reinstated Pakistan’s offer for training personnel of the Iraqi Armed Forces as part of the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Dignitaries of the two countries agreed on intensifying and enhancing defence cooperation and security assistance.
During their official visit to Pakistan, dignitaries from Iraq’s Defence Ministry met with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff and Defence Secretary. The two countries have agreed to intensify and deepen their defence cooperation for regional peace and security.