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Gen Raheel discusses emerging security challenges with President Sisi

Gen Raheel discusses security challenges with President Sisi

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt and discussed the emerging security challenges, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said on Tuesday.

“COAS met with Egyptian president. Regional security and prevalent/emerging security challenges discussed,” DG ISPR Lieutenant-General Asim Bajwa said in a tweet.

During his visit to Egypt, Gen Raheel attended training drills by Egyptian special forces and appreciated their skills and capabilities.

President Sisi acknowledged Pakistan Army’s “successes in fighting terrorism” and its efforts for attaining “regional stability”.

“COAS emphasised need for the world and Muslim Ummah to unite in fighting the menace of terrorism,” Bajwa said.

General Raheel also met Sheikh-ul-Azhar in Al-Azhar University, who appreciated Pakistan Army’s efforts towards eliminating terrorism.

“COAS emphasised the need to harness Muslim youth towards enlightenment, technological advancement, moderation and harmony,” the military’s spokesperson said.

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif was arrived in Egyptian capital Cairo on a two- day official visit on Monday.

Upon his arrival at the Rgyptian Army Headquarter, the army Chief General Raheel Sharif was presented Guard of honour.

General Raheel Sahrif met Defence Minister and Commander-in-Chief of Egypt’s Armed Forces, General Sedki Sobhi Sayed and Egyptian Chief of Staff of The Armed Forces Mahmoud Hegazy separately and discussed Pak-Egypt military to military relations, enhanced defence and security cooperation and collaboration.

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