Qamar Javed Bajwa visiting Australia on the invitation of Australian Army Chief
Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Australia on a two-day official visit upon the invitation from the Australian army chief.
General Bajwa highlighted the regional security situation and Pakistan’s concerns at meetings with the Australian leadership, according to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The statement further said that Gen Bajwa received a tri-service guard of honour on arrival at the Defence Forces Headquarters in Canberra where he met Australian Army Chief Lt Gen Angus J. Campbell and Naval Chief Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa also met Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister Marise Payne at the Australian Parliament House.
During these meetings with Australian military and civilian leadership, COAS highlighted regional security situation and Pakistan Army’s contributions towards peace and stability.
COAS said that while Pakistan will continue to support all peace efforts however we expect that our security concerns are also addressed. COAS said that Pakistan has improved security situation and has a key role in regional economy, the statement said.
The Australian leadership appreciated Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism and expressed commitment to further improve the bilateral collaboration in defence and security, ISPR.