RAWALPINDI (Pakistan) — Chief of Army staff, General Raheel Sharif who is on an official visit to Australia attended a foreign and security roundtable discussion hosted by Mr Peter Varghese AO, secretary Department of Foreign affairs and Trade.

The discourse  encompassed Pakistan’s security perspective in connection with its ongoing Operation in North Waziristan and overall counter-terrorism contributions not only within Pakistan but for the entire region and beyond.

The significance of cooperation by the regional states and the role of the global community towards fighting terrorism and terrorists network was specially highlighted for the long term and enduring peace.  Pakistani Armed forces’ determination and prowess in fighting terrorism and de-radicalization efforts came under discussion and were highly appreciated by the participants.

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COAS also  held a separate meeting with Minster for Foreign Affairs Ms Julie Bishop. Matters of mutual interest with particular emphasis on regional security were discussed during the meeting. Earlier COAS visited Australian War Memorial and attended Wreath laying ceremony to pay homage to Australian soldiers.

Chief of Army staff, General Raheel Sharif, in a meeting with Australian Minister of defence, Mr David Johnston in Canberra, Australia

Chief of Army staff, General Raheel Sharif, in a meeting with Australian Minister of defence, Mr David Johnston in Canberra, Australia