Pakistan, Egypt discuss bilateral, defense ties

ISLAMABAD Pakistan and Egypt on Wednesday discussed bilateral and defense ties during the visit of Egyptian Commander in Chief and Minister for Defense and Military Production, General Mohamed Zaki to Pakistan.

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan during a meeting with Egyptian Defense Minister stressed that implementation of the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions remained the only way for peaceful solution of the Kashmir dispute.

During the meeting, views were exchanged on bilateral, regional and international issues.

PM Khan underscored the shared commitment of the leadership in the two countries to deepen bilateral collaboration in diverse fields. He also reiterated the resolve to take Pakistan Egypt relations to a new level.

In the context of enhanced high level exchanges, the premier further said that he looks forward to President Abdel Fattah el Sisi’s visit to Pakistan at his earliest convenience.

Noting the strong Egypt Pakistan bilateral relations, Egyptian Commander in Chief expressed satisfaction over the existing level of bilateral defense cooperation, including frequent exchange of visits, training exchange programs and joint exercises.

He reaffirmed Egypt’s commitment to enhance high level exchanges and further fortify bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in all fields.

Moreover, the Egyptian delegation also met Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, at General Headquarters in eastern Rawalpindi city.

According to Pakistan military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest, military to military ties, defense and security cooperation came under discussion.

Both sides agreed to increase bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including joint ventures, defense production, training and intelligence.

The visiting dignitary appreciated professionalism of Pakistan Army and achievements in combating terrorism, said ISPR.

Source: Kuwait News Agency