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Turkish minister lauds Pakistan’s sacrifices in fight against terrorism

Turkish defence minister lauds Pakistan’s sacrifices

RAWALPINDI: The Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Turkey, General (r) Hulusi Akar has lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.

In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Hulusi Akar commended the role of Pakistan for regional peace and stability, especially the efforts of Pakistan Army in battling the scourge of terrorism, according to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday.

During the meeting at General Headquarters (GHQ), General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan and Turkey share a great history of brotherly relations, which are being transformed into an enduring partnership.

They discussed issues of mutual interest, including regional stability as well as defence and security cooperation.

Separately, General (r) Hulusi Akar called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza in Rawalpindi, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Matters of mutual interest, bilateral cooperation including measures to enhance the level and scope of military engagements were discussed during the meeting.

Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen the deep-rooted cultural and brotherly relations between the two countries.