Chief of Turkish General Staff calls on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Army Staff during his Pakistan visit

Rawalpindi, 3 May 2018: General Hulusi AKAR, Chief of Turkish General Staff, who is on official visit to Pakistan from 2-4 May called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi today. Besides security and regional issues, matters related to further enhancing, the level and scope of bilateral military engagements and cooperation were discussed. Chief of Turkish General Staff applauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in fight against terrorism. 

Upon his arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters, a tri-services contingent presented ‘Guard of Honour’ to the Chief of Turkish General Staff.

General Hulusi Akar also called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff of (COAS) of Pakistan today at GHQ. Focus of the discussion remained on areas of mutual interest, military to military relations, regional security and measures to further enhance bilateral defence cooperation. Visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s sincere efforts and sacrifices in war against terrorism and for stability in the region. COAS thanked the General for Turkey’s unflinching support to Pakistan as recently illustrated in FATF forum.
Earlier on arrival at the GHQ, the Turkish dignitary laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented the Guard of Honour to the TGS Chief.

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