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Pakistan, UK vow to bolster defence relations

COAS General Asim Munir, British General Sir Patrick Sanders address inaugural session of Pak-UK Regional Stabilization Conference

By News Desk

May 1, 2024 11:20 AM


Pakistan, UK vow to bolster defence relations

Army Chief General Asim Munir addresses Pak-UK Regional Stabilization Conference at NDU in Islamabad.

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Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir and Chief of General Staff UK Army General Sir Patrick Sanders addressed the opening session of 6th Pakistan-UK Regional Stabilization Conference at National Defence University in Islamabad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to an ISPR press release, the opening session of the conference was held on 30th April 2024. General Sir Roland Walker, CGS-designate UK Army, also attended the session.

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Pakistan-UK Stabilization Conference is the flagship defence and security dialogue between the two countries, held alternately in Pakistan and UK, bringing together a formidable corpus of subject matter experts in diverse domains including diplomats, defence officials, intellectuals and civil society representatives.

In connection with this conference, a 30-member UK delegation, is visiting Pakistan from 29 April to 3 May 2024, led by Major General Tom Bateman, Standing Joint Force Commander.

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During the conference, delegations from both sides will exchange perspectives on global and regional environment and its impact on national security, and regional peace and stability.

This year, the scope of discussion has been expanded from bilateral to regional issues and defence officials of both the countries from the region are also participating in the conference.

Separately, the COAS also held a meeting with CGS and CGS-designate UK Army. Both sides discussed matters of professional interest and measures to further elevate bilateral defence relations.

COAS thanked General Patrick Sanders for his services in enhancing bilateral military ties and felicitated General Roland Walker on his nomination as the next CGS of UK Army.

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Reporter Ahmad Mansoor


News Desk


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