Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an official visit to Germany met Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany on Thursday.
According to the military’s media wing, Markus Potzel, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was also present.
Matters of mutual interest, the overall regional security situation including the latest developments in the Afghan peace process and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed during the meeting.
Gen Bajwa said that Pakistan “attaches great importance to its ties with Germany” and expressed the desire for enhanced mutually beneficial bilateral relations, the ISPR statement said.
The German dignitaries pledged to further strengthen bilateral relations between both countries.
Later on, Gen Bajwa also visited the Command & Staff College of Germany, where he addressed students and faculty members and shared his views on “Pakistan’s Regional and Internal Security Perspective.”
During his address, the army chief said that the future of enduring peace and stability in the world hinges on the ability to resolve long pending issues within the region.
Focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, COAS said “Government of Pakistan along with other state institutions is doing its best to counter the challenges faced by Pakistan.”
Earlier on arrival at Command & Staff College, COAS was received by Major General Oliver Kohl, Commandant Bundeswehr Command & Staff College Hamburg, Germany.