Ihejirika visits Pakistan, seeks training ties (Of all countries)Africa, Armed Forces, Latest Politics Friday, June 15th, 2012
NIGERIAN and Pakistani army have agreed to partner on areas of professional interest, in furtherance of their long standing cordial relations.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Azubike Ihejirika, who began a working visit to Pakistan on Thursday, discussed with his counterpart, Pakistan Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, on areas of mutual benefits for both armies at the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi.
This was shortly after General Ihejirika inspected a guard of honour, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Yadgar-e-Shuhada, Pakistan.
The Nigerian army chief considered the visit to Pakistan timely and rewarding, particularly in the area of training.
He expressed appreciation to his host for the reception accorded him and his delegation on arrival, while also lauding the defence attache to Pakistan, Colonel Aliyu, for facilitating the visit.
General Ihejirika later called on the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Khalid Shameem Wynne, at Joint Staff Headquarters, Chakalala Garrison and the president, National Defence University (NDU), Pakistan, Lieutenant-General Agha Muhammed Umer Farooq.
He was introduced to Nigerian senior officers on course at the institution.
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