RAWALPINDI (INP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday reached Australia on two days official visit on invitation of Australian Army Chief.
According to ISPR, upon arrival at the Defence Forces Headquarters in Canberra, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa was given a tri service Guard of Honour. COAS called on Australian Army Chief Lieutenant General Angus J. Campbell and the Naval Chief Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett.
Later, COAS also met Australian Foreign Minister Ms. Julie Bishop and Defence Minister Ms. Marise Payne AR at Australian Parliament House.
During these meetings with Australian military and civilian leadership, COAS highlighted regional security situation and Pakistan Army’s contributions towards peace and stability.
Army Gen. Bajwa speaking on the occasion said that while Pakistan will continue to support all peace efforts however we expect that our security concerns are also addressed.
The COAS said that Pakistan has improved security situation and has a key role in regional economy.
The Australian leadership appreciated Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism and expressed commitment to further improve the bilateral collaboration in defence and security.