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CJCSC, Egyptian President discuss bilateral military cooperation

 General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who is on official visit to Egypt, called on General Abdel Fattah Elsisi (Retd), President of Egypt to discuss matters of bilateral military cooperation including security, counter-terrorism and prevailing regional environment, army media wing said on Tuesday.

According to statement released by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Egyptian President conveyed his feelings of high esteem for Pakistan Armed Forces and said that he valued brotherly relations between both the countries.

Chairman JCSC also reiterated that Pakistan is keen to expand its existing bilateral military to military cooperation with Egypt. The dignitaries lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in fight against terrorism.

ISPR further said that Chairman JCSC also had separate meetings with General Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, Minister of Defence and Commander-in-Chief of Egyptian Armed Forces and Chiefs of the Tri-Services.

CJCSC also led the 2nd Round of Defence and Security Talks and highlighted the positive role of Pakistan in countering violent extremism, regional stability, connectivity and its 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. 

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