Pakistan keen to expand military, bilateral ties with Egypt: CJCSC Gen Nadeem Raza

Pakistan keen to expand military, bilateral ties with Egypt: CJCSC Gen Nadeem Raza

Cairo (Web Desk): Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza, who is on an official visit to Egypt, called on the President of Egypt, General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Retd), the military’s media wing said on Tuesday.

According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of bilateral military cooperation, including security, counter-terrorism, and the prevailing regional environment were discussed during the meeting.

The president conveyed his feelings of high esteem for the Pakistan Armed Forces and said that he values brotherly relations between both countries, the statement said.

CJCSC General Nadeem Raza also reiterated that Pakistan is keen to expand its existing bilateral military-to-military cooperation with Egypt.

The dignitaries lauded the professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.

The CJCSC also had separate meetings with General Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, Minister of Defence & Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and chiefs of the tri-services.

Chairman JCSC led the 2nd Round of Defence and Security Talks. CJCSC highlighted the positive role of Pakistan in countering violent extremism, regional stability, connectivity and it's impact on the region and beyond.

Chairman JCSC also shared Pakistan’s contributions and efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Earlier, upon arrival at Ministry of Defence, Chairman JCSC was presented Guard of Honour by a smartly turned out contingent of Egyptian Armed Forces.