According to a press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), a smartly turned out contingent of Malaysian Army presented guard of honour to General Raheel Sharif on his arrival at Army Headquarters.
The army chief held separate meetings with Malaysian Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Tan Sri Dato Sri Haji Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin and his Malaysian counterpart General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor.”
“COAS and the Malaysian military leadership discussed military to military relations, joint military training and defence collaboration,” the release read.
Malaysian CDF and army chief praised Pakistan Army’s achievements in fight against terrorism and efforts for regional peace and stability.
General Raheel Sharif said that Malaysia and Pakistan had convergence of interests in various domains of regional security and the need to go after terrorism indiscriminately.
“Terms of Reference were signed between the two militaries to institutionalise a long term frame work for military cooperation,” ISPR stated.
COAS also met Malaysian Defence Minister Dato Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein at Putrajaya. Hussein expressed his desire to expand the range of defence collaboration, mutually benefitting from each other’s experience and professional skills.
The Malaysian defence minister reiterated that the spirit of cooperation will be helpful in strengthening the existing relationship between the two armies evolving into a long term strategic partnership.