RAWALPINDI: Chief of Defence Italian Armed Forces Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone on Wednesday called on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ).
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and enhanced military cooperation in the fields of training and counter-terrorism were discussed.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations, COAS Bajwa said Pakistan values its relations with Italy, and earnestly looks forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations, while forging strong defence cooperation based on common interests.
The visiting dignitary acknowledged the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces.
Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone also appreciated Pakistan’s role in regional stability and pledged to reciprocate with further improvements in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.
Earlier today, Chief of Defence Italian Armed Forces Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone called on Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu and acknowledged the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces.
During the meeting, matters of regional security situation, mutual and professional interest with special emphasis on defence and security collaboration between the two countries were discussed, said a Pakistan Air Force media release.
The visiting dignitary vowed to enhance cooperation in various fields. He further said that mutually beneficial interactions have deepened the bilateral defence relationship, strengthened cooperation and enhanced mutual understanding between the two sides.
The Air Chief reaffirmed the strong and long-standing bilateral defence relationship between Italy and Pakistan.
Both dignitaries also agreed to further revitalize defence ties including training and indigenous production.
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