RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday discussed the regional security situation and bilateral cooperation with the king of Jordan, King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussain.
The army chief is in Jordan on a three-day visit.
The Jordanian king expressed earnest desire to enhance the cooperation between the two countries in multiple fields including security, defence production, education and investment opportunities.
The COAS assured King Abdullah that Pakistan has the highest regard for Jordan and would welcome any positive initiatives.
King Abdullah awarded the medal ’Order of the Military Merit’ to General Bajwa in recognition of his services for improving defence and security relations between the two brotherly countries.
Earlier, the army chief met Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff of Jordanian Armed Forces Lt Gen Mahmoud Abdul Haleem Farihat and offered full cooperation in defence relations, training and joint exercises. Lt Gen Mahmoud thanked General Bajwa and said that Jordan considers Pakistan to be one of the most reliable partners and is ready to take the relationship to the next level.
Both noted with satisfaction the convergence in strategic views and the considerable efforts towards improving peace and stability.