Lt Gen (Staff) Pilot Ali Muhammad Salim Al Araji, Acting Secretary Defence (Adm) and Deputy Chief of Log Staff, Iraqi Ministry of Defence who is on official visit to Pakistan, called on Secretary Defence Lt Gen (Retd) Ikram-ul-Haq in his office today.
2.This visiting dignitary briefed Secretary Defence about the different operations conducted by the Armed Forces of Iraq in defeating Daesh over a period of three years. The visiting dignitary also dilated in detail about the present security situation in Iraq and the rehabilitation, reconstruction and infrastructure development efforts being made in the affected areas. Pakistan’s Secretary Defence while appreciating the successes achieved by the Iraqi Armed Forces against Daesh, highlighted the Counter Terrorism efforts and achievements of Armed Forces of Pakistan in our long struggle against the menace of terrorism and extremism including the efforts of mainstreaming FATA through adoption of a well-conceived multipronged development strategy.
3. Pakistan’s Secretary Defence reiterated Pakistan’s offer of imparting training to the personnel of Armed Forces of Iraq within the existing bilateral framework and stressed on further enhancing and deepening of defence cooperation between the two countries.