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SA General meets CJCSC, COAS separately

July 28, 2021

RAWALPINDI: Chief of South African National Defence Force General Rudzani Maphwanya, who is on an official visit to Pakistan, separately called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed here on Tuesday.

During the meeting at Joint Staff Headquarters, General Rudzani Maphwanya and General Nadeem Raza deliberated upon bilateral cooperation, security and prevailing regional environment.

They also dilated upon measures to enhance the level and scope of military to military engagements between both countries and reaffirmed to continue to forge deeper ties. The visiting dignitary lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in fight against terrorism.

Earlier, upon arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters, a smartly turned out tri-services contingent presented ‘guard of honour’ to the visiting dignitary.

General Rudzani Maphwanya also called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at GHQ. During the meeting, matters of mutual interests, regional security situation and defence, training and security cooperation between both the countries were discussed.

The COAS said that Pakistan attaches great value to its relations with South Africa. “Pakistan views South Africa as a key country in African continent and we appreciate South Africa’s role towards regional peace, security and development of African region,” the COAS said.

The visiting general also appreciated Pakistan’s role in regional peace and stability especially the Afghan peace process. Both the sides pledged to play their role for further improvement in bilateral cooperation at all levels.