Pakistan’s top military commander visits Turkey to further strengthen defence ties

At the invitation of the Chief of Turkish General Staff, General Yaşar Güler, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) of Pakistan, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat visited Turkey from 15-20 July 2019. Gen. Yaşar Güler, received Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat in Turkish General Staff Headquarters. Both the commanders held extensive talks. Matters of bilateral interest with emphasis on geo-strategic situation and security challenges came under discussion. Both sides reaffirmed the resolve to further enhance cooperation between the armed forces of the two brotherly countries. During his stay in Turkey, General Zubair also called on Minister for National Defence of Turkey Hulusi Akar, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces General Umit Dundar, Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces Admiral Adnan Ozbal, and Commander of Turkish Air Forces General Hasan Küçükakyüz. He also visited various facilities of Turkish defence industries. The visiting dignitary also interacted with the opinion leaders, academics and media.