Pakistan’s top military commander visits Turkey to further strengthen defense ties
Pakistan’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza held a series of meetings with Turkey’s top military leadership to discuss defense collaboration.
He is on an official visit to Turkey from March 27 to April 2, 2021.
Chief of Turkish General Staff General Yaşar Güler received General Nadeem Raza in the Turkish General Staff Headquarters on March 30. Both the commanders held extensive talks and discussed issues pfof bilateral interest with an emphasis on geostrategic situation and security challenges.
Both sides reaffirmed the resolve to further enhance cooperation between the armed forces of the two brotherly countries.
In recognition of his outstanding services for promotion of Pakistan-Turkey defence ties, Chief of Turkish General Staff awarded ‘Legion of Merit’ to the CJCSC General Nadeem Raza at a ceremony in Turkish General Staff Headquarters Ankara.
During his stay in Turkey, General Nadeem Raza also called on Minister for National Defence of Turkey Hulusi Akar, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces General Umit Dundar, Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces Admiral Adnan Ozbal, and Commander of Turkish Air Forces General Hasan Küçükakyüz, and Head of Presidency of Turkish Defence Industries Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir.
Gen Raza also visited various facilities of Turkish defense industries including Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and Baykar Defense.
General Nadeem Raza also visited APS Martyrs Park in Keçiören, Ankara. Together with Mayor Turgut Altinok, he laid floral wreath at the Martyrs Monument.
To commemorate the martyrs of the Army Public School Peshawar terrorist attack of 16 December 2014, APS Memorial Park was established by the people of Keçiören, Ankara, as a token of remembrance, 144 trees were planted, one for each Shaheed.
Gen. Nadeem Raza also visited the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and laid floral wreath on Ataturk’s tombto pay respects to the founder of modern Turkey.