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UK lauds Pakistan’s extraordinary achievements in counter terrorism

Published on – October 12, 2018 – 1:35 pm
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LONDON: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday met General Sir Nicholson Carter, UK Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) during his London visit.


LONDON: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday met General Sir Nicholson Carter, UK Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) during his London visit.

According to Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief was presented guard of honour on his arrival for the meeting.



Delegation level talks on security environment and cooperation were held between both the military leaders.

Later, COAS called on Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Defence, Gareth Bayley, Prime Minister’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SREP) and Mark Sedwill, National Security Adviser (NSA).

During the meetings, evolving regional security environment and matters of mutual interest were discussed.

British leadership was unanimous in acknowledging Pakistan’s extraordinary achievements in counter terrorism and commended the improved security situation in Pakistan and its positive efforts towards regional peace and stability.

General Qamar said that Pakistan is moving steadily towards enhanced stability and is ready to take bilateral security relationship with UK to the next level for mutual benefit.

The discussions ranged from the bilateral bond created by sizable Pakistan diaspora in Britain as well as shared interests in evolving global geo-political and geo-economic environment.