European Union External Action

CEUMC official visit to PAKISTAN

Bruxelles, 12/02/2018 - 10:04, UNIQUE ID: 180212_4
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From 07 to 09 of February, the Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC), General Mikhail Kostarakos, paid an official visit to Pakistan, on the invitation by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Zubair Hayat.

The high-ranking EU military official had the honor to meet with President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain and with Mr Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister of National Defence and shared their views on issues of mutual interest.

In addition, General Kostarakos had the opportunity to meet and discuss with the National Security Adviser, Lieutenant General (Retired) Nasser Khan Janjua.

Further, the Chairman had meaningful and comprehensive discussions, with General Zubair Hayat, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff, on their strategic goals and actions.

Furthermore, General Kostarakos had a fruitful meeting with European Union's and Members States Heads of Mission and Defence Attachés in the country.

In the framework of his visit, the Chairman visited the National Defence University where he welcomed by its President Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan and gave a speech to its members on: "The European Union as a Security Provider and the Role of the Military".