Chief of Defence Staff Nigerian Armed Forces General Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea Leo Irabor, who is on official visit to Pakistan, met the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza at Joint Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters relating to bilateral defence cooperation including security, military exchanges, training and prevailing regional environment were discussed during the meeting.

The Chief of Defence Staff Nigeria said that these mutually beneficial interactions have deepened the bilateral defence relationship, strengthened the cooperation and enhanced mutual understanding between the two armies.

The Chairman JCSC reaffirmed the strong and long-standing bilateral defence relationship between Nigeria and Pakistan.

The visiting dignitary expressed his complete satisfaction on the performance JF-17 fighter aircraft, inducted from Pakistan. He also said that the JF-17 aircraft, with its unique fighting capabilities, would prove to be a potent platform in addressing the security requirements of Nigeria.

Earlier upon arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters, General Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea Leo Irabor was presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan armed forces.