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Brazil army chief lauds Pakistan Army’s achievements

BRASILIA: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Monday met Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Brazil Gen José Carlos de Nardi, who hailed the Pakistan Army’s professionalism and operational achievements especially in ongoing counter-terrorism operations.
According to a series of tweets posted by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa, Gen Raheel was presented a guard of honour and a 19-gun salute on his arrival at the Brazil Army headquarters.
In his meeting with Gen Nardi, the army chief discussed matters concerning regional security and the emerging challenges faced by the region. Tactical Reconnaissance Group (TRG) exchanges were also discussed.
At the Brazilian army headquarters, Gen Raheel discussed with the Brazil Army Command matters of mutual professional interest and military-to-military relations, said the ISPR spokesman.
Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif arrived in Brazil after a five-day visit to Washington during which he met US Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter and other senior officials.
From Brazil, he will go to Ivory Coast to spend a day with Pakistani troops who were serving there as part of the UN peace keeping force.
His meetings in the US focused on Pak-US relations, military to military ties, regional security and on the situation in Afghanistan, Lt Gen Bajwa said earlier.

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