COAS calls for enhancing Pak-Turkiye defence collaboration

Amy chief calls on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, foreign and defense ministers.

Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir has emphasized on enhancing defence collaboration and training cooperation with Turkiye.

The resolve was expressed during his official visit to the Republic of Türkiye.

The visit is part of the high-level mutual visits by both the brotherly countries to enhance the historic diplomatic and military ties.

During his visit, the army chief called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Foreign and Defense Ministers, Commander of Turkish General Staff and Commanders of Turkish Land and Air forces. 

General Syed Asim Munir appreciated Turkish Military’s efforts for maintaining peace and stability in the region and also praised the standards of operational readiness of Turkish Armed Forces.

On their part, Turkish leadership acknowledged the efforts extended by Pakistan Army’s engineers, who worked along National Disaster Management Authority Teams during the unfortunate earthquake that hit Türkiye in February this year.

He also visited the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk to pay homage to the great leader and laid floral wreath in his honour.

The Army Chief later visited the Turkish Land Forces Headquarters, where he was given a warm welcome on arrival and was presented with the guard of honour.

He was conferred upon the Legion of Merit by the Minister of Defense and Commander Turkish Land Forces in recognition of his services towards promoting defence relations between two countries.

During the ceremony, the Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir highlighted that Pakistan and Türkiye have strong brotherly relations which have always stood with each other during testing times.

He said Pakistan Army is always willing to extend full support to the Turkish Land Forces in multiple domains.

The Army Chief said Pakistan has always stood with their Turkish brothers in times of calamity and moments of triumph and shall continue to strengthen the fraternal ties amongst the two nations. 

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