Bajwa, Azerbaijan president discuss regional security

Published June 22, 2021
This photo shows Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Minister for Defence Col Gen Hasanov Zakir Asgar Oglu. — Photo courtesy ISPR
This photo shows Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Minister for Defence Col Gen Hasanov Zakir Asgar Oglu. — Photo courtesy ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said Pakistan and Azerbaijan share common values based on rich cultural, religious and historical affinities and have tremendous geo-strategic significance and potential for mutually beneficial and enhanced cooperation at all forums.

Gen Bajwa, who is on a two-day official visit to Azerbaijan, called on President Ilham Aliyev and Minister for Defence Col Gen Hasanov Zakir Asgar Oglu in Baku on Monday, according to a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations.

During the meetings, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, including recent developments in the Afghan peace process, and bilateral defence and security cooperation in various fields were discussed.

Gen Bajwa expressed Pakistan Army’s desire to further enhance bilateral military cooperation and regional partnership between the two countries.

The dignitaries thanked the army chief for Pakistan’s support to Azerbaijan at all international forums. Earlier, on arrival at the Ministry of Defence, Gen Bajwa was presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out military contingent.

Published in Dawn, June 22nd, 2021

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