Egypt lauds Pakistan Army’s resolve on terrorism elimination

Pak- Egypt to increase defence production, training & intelligence sectors cooperation

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Monday heaped praise on the Pakistan Army for its determination in combating terrorism. Pakistan and Egypt agreed to increase bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including joint ventures, defence production, training and intelligence.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and Minister of Defence & Military Production General Mohamed Zaki and Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid Hegazy during his visit to Egypt. During the meetings, matters of mutual interest, military-to-military relations, defence and security cooperation were discussed. The Egyptian leadership highly appreciated the professionalism of the Pakistan Army and the determination of the nation in combating terrorism.

Both sides agreed to increase bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including joint ventures, defence production, training and intelligence. According to ISPR, both sides also agreed to improve cooperation for regional peace and stability. General Bajwa also met Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayeb and Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar. The Grand Sheikh commended the efforts of Pakistan Army in eliminating the scourge of terrorism from the country. He also appreciated issuance of ‘Paigham-e-Pakistan’ Fatwa on the issues arising from extremism by religious scholars of all schools of thoughts of Pakistan.

He added that Islam is a religion of moderation and a complete code of conduct, which must not be linked with terrorism and extremism in the global community. COAS also emphasised the need to harness Muslim youth towards enlightenment, technological advancement, moderation and harmony. On arrival, a contingent of the Egyptian Army presented a Guard of Honour to army chief at the Ministry of Defence.

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