Rawalpindi, November 06, 2012 (PPI-OT): General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee who is on an official visit to Australia, today held meetings with Chief of Defence Staffs from different countries attending the CHODS (Chief of Defence Staff Conference).
This forum is organized under the auspices of US Pacific Command (PACOM) on yearly basis, this year it is organized in Sydney Australia. Pakistan being at the rim of PACOM area of responsibility emerges as an important player in the north Arabian Sea with strategic sea lines of communications from Middle East leading to East Asia passing in proximity of its territorial waters.
Chairman emphasized upon the security concerns of Pakistan and the response thereof. Chairman highlighted that, “Pakistan is well alive to its maritime Security and the emerging importance of Indian Ocean, Pakistan believe in peaceful co-existence accentuated through co-operation and positive engagement”.
The meetings held at the side lines of CHODs improve the awareness about Pakistan’s Security concerns and facilitate in enhancing mutual cooperation with different armed forces of the region. During the two days commitments CJCSC held bilateral talks with Chiefs of Defence of Canada, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal, New Zeland, Sri Lanka, Vice Chief Of Defence, UK and Commander US PACOM USA.
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