Rawalpindi, 6 July 2022 (TDI): Commander Turkish Land Forces, General Musa Avsever met General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), at Joint Staff Headquarters, today.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), apart from security and regional issues, both sides particularly discussed the latest development in Afghanistan, and matters relating to enhancing the level and scope of bilateral military engagements and cooperation.

Moreover, they reaffirmed the commitment; that being close allies, Pakistan and Turkey will continue to forge deeper strategic and bilateral ties

Also, they agreed that both countries share a great history of cordial relations & deep spirit of brotherhood which is being transformed into an enduring partnership.

General Nadeem Raza said that in pursuit of closer military and strategic cooperation both countries share a common perception when it comes to national and international issues.

The Turkish General praised the high professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces. Likewise, General Musa Avsever also acknowledged their sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.

Moreover, Commander Turkish Land Forces also pledged to play his role in further improvements in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels

Furthermore, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) showed his gratitude to the visiting dignitary for acknowledging the Pakistan Armed Forces’ achievements in the war against terrorism, sacrifices, and its contribution to regional peace and stability.

Pakistan and Turkey

On 2 April 1954, both countries signed a treaty of friendship and cooperation with Pakistan. Similarly, Pakistan has maintained strong military ties with Turkey.

While Turkey has been providing training to Pakistani Air Force officers in upgrading its F-16 fleet. Pakistan has an Embassy in Ankara, a Consulate-General in Istanbul, and a Consulate in İzmir

Whereas, Turkey has an Embassy in Islamabad, a Consulate-General in Karachi, and its Consulates in Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, and Faisalabad.

Turkey has openly supported Pakistan in the Kashmir conflict. Further, Ankara, a city in Turkey, recognizes Jammu and Kashmir as part of Pakistan.