PAF: (Air Chief and Chief of Staff, US Air Force discuss matters of mutual interest)


ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force called on General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff USAF in his office at USAF Headquarters, Pentagon at Washington DC on Thursday.

According to a press release, both the dignitaries discussed matters of mutual interest. The Air Chief highlighted the contributions of Pakistan Armed Forces in the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb and underscored the leading role being played by Pakistan Air Force.

While talking about the internal security situation of the country, the Air Chief reiterated Pakistan’s resolve for eliminating the menace of terrorism from the country.

The Air Chief told his counterpart that sound relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan is the key to the success of peace process in the region. He also emphasized on the capacity enhancement of PAF in terms of fighter jets, advanced weaponry and allied equipment.

He also stressed upon the conduct of mutual exercises between the two Air forces to benefit from each others experiences. During the meeting, the Air Chief thanked his counterpart for extending support towards PAF’s capacity building to effectively undertake counter terrorist operations. General Mark A. Welsh III lauded PAF’s sound professionalism and its leading role in ongoing anti-terrorist operations.

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, is presently on an official visit to USA and would also be addressing the participants of National Defence University, USA during his visit.