RAWALPINDI - General Angus J. Campbell, Chief of Defence Forces Australia, yesterday called on General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, at the Joint Staff Headquarters, here.

According to the ISPR, matters of bilateral professional interest with particular reference to global and regional security environment and cooperation between the two Armed Forces were discussed during the meeting. Later, the 11th round of Pak-Australia, defence and security talks and 8th round of 1.5 Track Security Dialogue were held.

Pakistan side was headed by the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee whereas the Australian side was headed by the Chief of Defence Forces Australia. Both the sides reviewed the ongoing cooperation between Pakistan and Australian Defence Forces in the fields of mutual exchange, training programs, joint exercises and other defence related activities, the ISPR said.

Both the sides reiterated the resolve to further strengthen and enhance security and defence cooperation between the two countries, it added.

General Angus J Campbell appreciates Pak armed forces’ high professional standards

The Defence and Security Talks were instituted in 2006 and have since been held regularly in Pakistan and Australia on alternate basis. Under the framework of this forum, the defence relations between the two countries are progressively expanding with greater substance.

The ISPR further said that the Australian dignitaries remained appreciative of the high professional standards of Pakistan Armed Forces, their achievements in fight against terrorism and continued efforts for regional peace and stability especially for peace in Afghanistan. Earlier, upon arrival at the Joint Staff Headquarters, General Angus J. Campbell was presented “Guard of Honour” by a smartly turned-out tri-services contingent.