Surrey (Web Desk): Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday recognised the deep-rooted ties between Pakistan and the United Kingdom.
Addressing the passing out parade at the Royal Military Academy as the first Pakistani chief guest, COAS Bajwa expressed his gratitude for representing the Queen, terming it a “unique honour and a great privilege.”
The army chief said that his presence at the academy today bore “testimony” to the “deep-rooted relationship” shared by Pakistan and UK “based on mutual respect and shared values”.
The COAS congratulated the cadets and their families on successfully completing their training at the academy, saying: “You are part of one of the finest militaries in the world that has produced great military leaders”.
Apart from UK cadets, 41 international cadets from 26 various countries including two cadets from Pakistan military academy — Cadet Muhammad Abdullah Babar and Cadet Mujtaba — have passed out.
General Bajwa was accompanied at the parade by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Iftikhar Babar and Pakistani High Commission's military attache Col Rana Asif Khan.