Nepal Army chief visits Joint Staff Headquarters of Pakistan

Kathmandu, May 16: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Rajendra Chhetri visited Joint Staff Headquarters of Pakistan on Tuesday.

COAS General Rajendra Chhetri had departed for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for a three-day official visit on Monday, May 14 at an invitation extended by General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Pakistan Armed Forces.

The Nepal army chief was received by General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. The visiting dignitary reviewed guard of honour.

Thereafter delegate level talks were held focusing on further improvement in bilateral cooperation in the field of military diplomacy, said a press release issued by the Pakistani embassy in Kathmandu.

The visiting dignitary was given a comprehensive presentation on security perspective of Pakistan.

Nepal army chief Chhetri also called on Defence Minister of Pakistan Khurram Dastgir Khan and also Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

COAS of the Nepal Army thanked the political leadership of Pakistan for assistance rendered during Nepal earthquake of 2015, read the press release.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan assured General Chhetri of continued support of Pakistan for Nepal.

The COAS also visited Defence Export Promotion Organization where he was given a comprehensive overview on indigenisation drive of Pak's defence industry.

In the evening, an official dinner was hosted by CJCSC for visiting COAS Nepal Army.


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