RAWALPINDI, MAR 19 (DNA) – General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who is on official visit to Iraq, called on H.E. Mr Juma Enad Sadoon Khattab Al Jibori, Defence Minister of Iraq. Chairman JCSC also held separate meetings with General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yar Allah Al Lami, Iraqi Chief of Staff and Lieutenant General Shahab Jihad Ali, Commander Iraqi Air Force.
During the meetings, both sides deliberated upon various areas of interest including security, defence cooperation and prevailing regional environment. The dignitaries dilated upon measures to enhance the level and scope of bilateral military engagements/cooperation between both countries and reaffirmed to continue to forge deeper ties.
Chairman JCSC also visited Defence University for Higher Military Studies (DUFHMS) and called on its Rector Lieutenant General Saad Mizhir Muhsin Hashim Al Allaq. During the interaction, CJCSC highlighted the positive role of Pakistan in countering violent extremism and also shared Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace and stability especially in Afghanistan.
Earlier upon arrival at Ministry of Defence, Chairman JCSC was presented Guard of Honour by a smartly turned out contingent of Iraqi Armed Forces.=DNA