Islamabad:Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Australia on Monday for a two-day official visit on the invitation of Australian army chief, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.
According to the ISPR press release, Gen Bajwa was given a tri-service guard of honour on his arrival at the Defence Forces Headquarters in Canberra where he met Australian Army Chief Lt Gen Angus J. Campbell and Naval Chief Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett.
The COAS also met Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister Marise Payne at the Australian Parliament House.
The COAS highlighted regional security situation and Pakistan’s contributions towards peace and stability,” the statement said.
Bajwa asserted that Pakistan will continue to support all peace efforts… however we expect that our security concerns are also addressed.
Australian leadership appreciated Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism and expressed commitment to further improve bilateral collaboration in defence and security.