Pakistan, Bahrain military chiefs agree to enhance bilateral cooperation.

ISLAMABAD: The top military authorities of Pakistan and Bahrain have reiterated the desire to further enhance bilateral cooperation including efforts for peace and security in the region.

This was agreed upon during a meeting between Commander National Guard of Bahrain General Sheikh Mohamed Bin lsa Al-Khalifa and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa when the former called on the latter at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Friday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to ISPR, during the meeting matters related to mutual interest, regional security especially Afghan peace process, and measures to further enhance professional cooperation between both the armies were discussed.

Speaking on the occasion, the Army Chief said that Pakistan values its strong diplomatic, economic and defence relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan's positive role for regional peace and stability.

Earlier on March 10, General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Bahrain and held one-on-one meetings with Field Marshal Mohammed Bin Isa Al Khalifa, Commander Bahrain National Guard, and Major General Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain National Security Advisor.

During the meetings, the two sides discussed issues of mutual interests, while the regional security situation also came under discussion.

Gen Bajwa offered Pakistan's complete support to Bahrain in achieving shared interests in bilateral security cooperation, including training and capacity building.

Later, delegation-level talks were also held, where current developments in Afghan Peace Process, border security, and necessary steps to be undertaken to facilitate an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process were discussed.

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