Tuesday , February 20 2018

Turkish, Iran Envoys call on COAS Gen. Bajwa

Islamabad: Ambassador Ishan Mustafa Yurdakul, the newly appointed Turkish envoy to Pakistan, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Monday, says an ISPR statement.

According to Inter Services Public Relations, the military’s media wing,  matters of mutual interest including regional security issues  came under discussion during the meeting. The visiting dignitary also acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by the Pakistan Army and appreciated its contributions for peace and stability in the region. The two noted the exceptional mutual relations between the brotherly nations and pledged to further improve them.

Last month. Pakistan and Turkey agreed to extend bilateral relations and to work collectively in the field of aviation, particularly for the betterment of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).  Consensus to this regard was developed in a meeting between Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan, the Adviser to Prime Minister on Aviation and the ambassador of Turkey. The Turkish ambassador appreciated the steps taken by the government in order to restructure PIA and improve the aviation sector in Pakistan.

According to the ISPR, Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost also called on Gen Bajwa. Matters of mutual interest and Pak-Iran border management were discussed during the meeting.



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