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Pakistan, Australia agree to enhance defence, military cooperation

CANBERRA, SEPT 13 (DNA) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff( COAS) Who is on official visit to Australia has held meetings with representatives of Australian civil and military leadership. COAS met Senate’s Committee for Foreign and Defence Affairs headed by Senator David Fawcett,

Australian Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin (accompanied by the Secretary Defence Mr Greg Moriarty) and Air Chief Air Marshal Gavin Davies.

COAS visited Joint operations and planning Headquarters and Force Command headquarters.

COAS also interacted at Australian Strategic Policy Institute and the Office of National Assessment both of which advice the Australian government on myriad policy issues.

Both civil and military leadership   appreciated Pakistan’s contributions and achievements in war against terror and acknowledged sacrifices of Pakistani Nation and its Army.

COAS said that he was extremely humbled by the Australian goodwill for Pakistan and their desire to enhance bilateral relations.

COAS said that enhanced defence ties between the two countries could act as the impetus for broader bilateral cooperation in future especially in fields of education and investment in regional connectivity & trade.=DNA


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