CANBERRA: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reached Australia on two days official visit on the invitation of Australian Army Chief.
Upon arrival at the Defence Forces Headquarters in Canberra, the COAS was given a tri-service Guard of Honour.
The Army chief called on Australian Army Chief Lieutenant General Angus J. Campbell and Naval Chief Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett.
Later, he also met Australian Foreign Minister Ms Julie Bishop and Defence Minister Ms Marise Payne AR at Australian Parliament House.
During these meetings with Australian military and civilian leadership, Bajwa highlighted regional security situation and Pakistan Army’s contributions towards peace and stability.
He said that while Pakistan would continue to support all peace efforts, however, we expect that our security concerns were also addressed.
The COAS said that Pakistan has improved security situation and has a key role in regional economy.
The Australian leadership appreciated Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism and expressed commitment to further improve the bilateral collaboration in defence and security.