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EU military chief holds talks with Pakistani leaders

IANS  |  Islamabad 

of (EU) Committee has held talks with Pakistani civil and leaders on defence cooperation with special focus on counter-terrorism efforts, officials said.

The EU chief met Defence Khan in the garrison city of and also called on the Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa at the military headquarters, official statements said on Thursday.

Dastgir said strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterated Islamabad's zero tolerance against use of its soil to promote terrorism against any country, a defence ministry statement said.

"has been providing multi-faceted support to international community in the war against terrorism," the statement quoted the defence as saying.

He said is committed to stability and peace in the region with particular focus on its relation with Afghanistan, adding a peaceful is not only in the interest of Pakistan but also the whole region.

The said Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with EU and its relations draw strength from a shared objective of global peace and security.

Kostarakos expressed the desire to enhance cooperation between Pakistan and EU, according to the statement. He highlighted the importance of better communication and interaction at various levels under a mutually agreed framework.

Kostarakos and Bajwa also discussed regional security issues and matters of mutual interest, the military said.

The appreciated the resolve of and its continuing efforts towards fighting terrorism and bringing peace in the region, an statement said.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 07:20 IST