Gen Bajwa meets Italian defence minister, military officials


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday visited Italy and called on Italian defence minister and senior military officials, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

According to a statement issued by the army’s media wing, discussions with Italian leadership focused on “enhancing bilateral defence and security cooperation including potential joint initiatives”.

“Italian leadership was highly appreciative of the role played by Pakistan in regional stability and also towards global security. They maintained that Pakistan is well on its way towards a prosperous future and that Italy and Pakistan will benefit by building on the existing relationship,” read the ISPR statement.

During the stay, the army chief also viewed demonstrations by Italian defence forces — both for land and amphibious operations. Gen Bajwa also interacted with the representatives of Pakistani community and the Italian defence industry.

The army chief is expected to return to Pakistan later tonight after visiting UK and Italy.