Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan is moving steadily towards enhanced stability and is ready to take Pakistan-UK bilateral security relationship to the next level for mutual benefit, and in other fields of common interest.
He expressed these views in his meetings with the British leadership during his visit to United Kingdom today (Friday).
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.
The meeting between Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and UK Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nicholson Carter was followed by delegation level talks on security environment and cooperation.
Britain commended improved security situation in Pakistan and its positive efforts towards regional peace and stability.
The appreciation was expressed during Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s meetings with UK Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholson Carter, British Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Gareth Bayley, and National Security Advisor Mark Sedwill in the United Kingdom.
The British leadership acknowledged Pakistan’s extraordinary achievements in counter terrorism.
Earlier on arrival, the Army Chief was presented guard of honour.