Pakistan, South Africa vow to forge deeper ties


ISLAMABAD:Chief of South African National Defence Forces General Rudzani Maphwanya called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi today.  According to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), during the meeting, matters of mutual interests, regional security situation, and defence, training, and security cooperation between both countries were discussed.  The COAS said that Pakistan attaches great value to its relations with South Africa and views it as a key country in the African continent. “We appreciate South Africa’s role towards regional peace, security, and development of the African region,” the COAS said, per the statement.  The visiting dignitary also appreciated Pakistan’s role in regional peace and stability, especially the Afghan peace process. Both the dignitaries pledged to play their role for further improvement in bilateral cooperation at all levels.


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