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Turkish commander, CJCSC discuss geo-strategic situation, security challenges

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RAWALPINDI: Commander of Turkish Armed Forces, General Hulusi Akar, who is on official visit to Pakistan in connection with the 13th ECO Summit, Wednesday called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat here in Rawalpindi, the Inter Services Public Relations said.

The meeting was held at the Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi, at which matters of mutual interest with emphasis on geo-strategic situation and security challenges came under discussion, according to an ISPR statement.

The two senior officials reaffirmed the resolve to further enhance cooperation between the two armed forces, it read.

"The Turkish commander applauded professionalism of the Pakistani armed forces and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in fight against terrorism," the ISPR said.

Meeting with ambassador of Bahrain

Meanwhile, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mohamed Ebrahim Mohamed Abdul Qadir also held a meeting with General Zubair Mehmood Hayat, the ISPR said.

The two sides discussed strengthening of bilateral security and defence cooperation between the two brethren countries at the meeting, it added.

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