Pervez Khattak Highlights Pakistan Army Efforts While Calling Australian Defense Minister

Pervez Khattak Highlights Pakistan Army Efforts While Calling Australian Defense Minister

ISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (PID): Federal Minister for Defence, Mr. Pervez Khattak today held a virtual meeting with Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Defense Minister of Australia. Highlighting the close friendly relations between Pakistan and Australia, Defense Minister Khattak appreciated the significant importance attached by both sides to their bilateral defense ties.

Both the Ministers also spoke on the role played by their respective Armed Forces in the efforts to combat COVID pandemic and decided to exchange best practices.  

The Ministers discussed peace and security in the regional and global context. Defense Minister Khattak emphasized that Pakistan is committed to supporting initiatives on peace and security. Minister Reynolds appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in this regard, especially, in the Afghanistan peace initiative.

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 Agreeing on the existence of enormous scope for strengthening and further cementing bilateral defense ties, the Ministers agreed on taking specific practical steps in this regard.