According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said that Secretary-General of Defence and National Armaments Director Italy, Lt General Luciano Portolano, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ.
As per details, Matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including the recent developments in Afghanistan and with particular reference to enhanced military cooperation in the field of training and counter-terrorism domains were discussed during the meeting.
The Army Chief while speaking on the occasion, said that Pakistan values Italy’s role in global and regional affairs and look forward to enhance bilateral relationship.
In order to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe, The COAS Bajwa also stressed the urgency for swiftly devising an institutional mechanism for channeling humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.
The COAS Bajwa asserted that “Peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan,”
The Army’s media wing said that the visiting dignitary acknowledged the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and vowed to enhance cooperation in various fields.
Lt General Luciano Portolano also commended Pakistan’s role in the Afghan situation, special efforts for border management and role in regional stability.
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