Pakistan stands by Turkey in fight against terrorism: Gen. Sharif

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(Turkey)  Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said both Pakistan and Turkey will fight terrorism with a “coherent and common approach.”

“Pakistan and Turkey are facing daunting challenges. I am sure we will surmount them with a common and coherent approach,” the army chief was quoted as saying by the ISPR. “We assure you our unflinching support.”

General Raheel, who is on a three-day official visit to Turkey, assured on Monday the Turkish army chief Hulusi Akar that Pakistan understood the enormity of challenges being faced by Turkey, and stood by the brotherly country.

“The army chief was presented a guard of honor at Turkish Land Forces HQ,” DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa tweeted.

He laid a floral wreath at Kamal Ata Turk Mausoleum in Turkish capital Ankara. “Our brotherly relation is time-tested and eternal,” he said.

The COAS expressed his heartfelt condolences on Ankara terrorist blast. “We understand the enormity of your challenges and stand by you,” Gen Sharif said.

Later, in a meeting with Turkish Army Chief, Gen Sharif discussed the enhanced cooperation in fields of counter-terrorism training, counter IED and international domain.

“Pakistan and Turkey are facing daunting challenges. I am sure we will surmount them with a common and coherent approach.We assure you our unflinching support.”

Raheel sharif medal turkey

The COAS was awarded Turkish Legend of Merit for services for regional peace, courageously handling terrorism menace, clarity in direction and sense of purpose in leading Pakistan Army and fighting barbarian terrorists successfully in an exemplary way

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