Pakistan keen to expand military ties with South Africa: CJCSC.

ISLAMABAD -- Chief of South African National Defence Force General Rudzani Maphwanya, who is on an official visit to Pakistan, called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza at the Joint Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi, the military said in a statement on Thursday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), both sides deliberated upon various areas of interest, bilateral cooperation including security, counter-terrorism and the prevailing regional environment during the meeting.

The dignitaries dilated upon measures to enhance the level and scope of military engagements between both countries and reaffirmed to continue to forge deeper ties.

The JCSC chairman said that Pakistan is keen to expand its existing bilateral military-to-military cooperation with South Africa. The visiting dignitary lauded the professionalism of the Pakistan armed forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.

Earlier, upon arrival at the Joint Staff Headquarters, a smartly turned out tri-services contingent presented a 'guard of...

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