Bahrain, Nigeria and Pakistan Defense Officials Discuss Security Cooperation

Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday met with the Defense Minister of Nigeria and Commander of the National Guard of Bahrain in two separate meetings, where they discussed issues related to regional security and defense cooperation.

Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said Bajwa discussed matters of mutual interest and regional security situation and bilateral cooperation with Nigeria’s Defense Minister Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi in GHQ in Rawalpindi of Pakistan.

During the meeting, Bajwa told Magashi that Pakistan views Nigeria as a key country in the African continent and they appreciate Nigeria’s role towards regional peace.

In his part, Magashi appreciated Pakistan’s role in regional stability and said to work hard in improving diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan.

In a separate meeting, Bajwa discussed issues of mutual interests with Commander of the National Guard of Bahrain General Shaikh Mohamed Bin Isa Bin Salman AI-Khalifa.

“Matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and measures to further enhance professional cooperation between both the armies were discussed,” the ISPR said in a statement.

During the talks, Bajwa told AI-Khalifa that Pakistan values its strong diplomatic, economic and defense relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Both sides also expressed willingness to further enhance bilateral cooperation and also play their role in maintaining peace and security in the region, the statement added.


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