General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who is on official visit to Turkey, called on General Hulusi Akar (Retd), Minister of National Defence, at Ankara.
According to the statetement by the Inter Services Public Realtions (ISPR), CJCSC also had separate meetings with General Yasar Guler, Commander Turkish Armed Forces and Chiefs of the tri-services. Chairman JCSC also visited Turkish Aerospace Industries.
During the meetings, according to ISPR, the both sides deliberated upon various areas of interest, bilateral cooperation including security, counter-terrorism and prevailing regional environment particularly with reference to Afghanistan. Both sides also dilated upon measures to enhance cooperation in the field of defence production and reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen the excellent relationship.
ISPR said that the Turkish military leadership lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in fight against terrorism.
Chairman JCSC was also awarded Turkey’s highest military award “Legion of Merit” in an impressive investiture ceremony.
Earlier, upon arrival at Turkish General Staff Headquarters, CJCSC was given Guard of Honour by a smartly turned out contingent of Armed Forces of Turkey.
Chairman JCSC also laid wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument.