Army Chief

Army Chief meets Czech counterpart, discusses defence cooperation

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif met the Czech Republic chief of general staff (CGS) and deputy defence minister during a day-long visit to the country’s capital on Wednesday.

The military and civilian leaders discussed issues of mutual interest, military-to-military and defence cooperation during their meeting, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to DG ISPR Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa, the Czech CGS and deputy defence minister expressed special interest in the training of their officers by the Pakistan Army.

Upon arrival, General Raheel was presented with a guard of honour, said the DG ISPR.

On Tuesday, the COAS met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and also held an interactive session in Koerber Foundation, a renowned German think tank in Berlin.

During the session, the COAS explained in detail the challenges faced by Pakistan and its contribution towards peace and stability in the region.

General Raheel said that Pakistan is successfully closing up to the conclusive phase of Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

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