Army Chief witnesses military exercise in Turkey

ISLAMABAD: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif witnessed multi national military exercises ‘EFES’ being held in Turkey.

The Army Chief witnessed the exercise in two separate sittings one on Monday night and another on Tuesday, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) here Tuesday.

Upon arrival at the exercise area, Turkish Chief of General Staff General Hulusi Akar welcomed the COAS.

Along with Turkish troops US, UK, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Azerbaijan and a contingent of Pakistani Armed Forces is participating in the joint exercises.

Turkish President and Defence Minister also attended the Exercise.

Turkish President held separate meeting with the COAS and thanked him for Pakistan’s participation and his personal presence for witnessing the exercise.

He said the exercise will enhance the existing close friendly ties between Pakistan and Turkey with special regard to the Armed Forces.

Turkish President also praised Pakistan Army’s accomplishments in Operation Zarb-e-Azb and contributions towards regional peace and stability.

COAS appreciated Turkish armed forces for an outstanding conduct of the Exercise of such magnitude and scope.

In bid to share military experiences and enhance training exchanges Pakistan Army in the last three years has conducted 52 joint military exercises both inland and abroad with partner countries.

June 01, 2016


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