COAS meets British Chief of Defence Staff, other officials

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LONDON, Oct 12 (APP):Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit to the United Kingdom (UK) met UK Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Sir Nicholson Carter.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) upon arrival the COAS was presented guard of honour.
The meeting was followed up by delegation level talks on security environment and cooperation.
Later the COAS called on Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson, Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SREP) Gareth Bayley and National Security Adviser (NSA) Mark Sedwill.
During the meetings evolving regional security environment and matters of mutual interest were discussed. British leadership was unanimous in acknowledging Pakistan’s extraordinary achievements in counter terrorism and commended the improved security situation in Pakistan and its positive efforts towards regional peace and stability.
The COAS said that Pakistan was moving steadily towards enhanced stability and was ready to take Pakistan-UK bilateral security relationship to the next level for mutual benefit, and in other fields of common interests.
The discussions ranged from the bilateral bond created by sizeable Pakistan diaspora in Britain as well as shared interests in evolving global geo-political and geo-economic environment.