Daily EnGRAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday reached Tajikistan on a day-long official visit, where he called on the Tajik President, Emomali Rahmon and offered him Pakistan’s full support in capacity building of Tajik forces to counter terrorism, said the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to the ISPR, regional situation with particular reference to common challenges of fighting terrorism and reconciliation in Afghanistan, which shares a border with both countries, came under discussion at the meeting between Gen Sharif and the Tajik president.

President Emomali Rahmon appreciated Pakistan’s facilitation in reconciliation process in Afghanistan and lauded Pakistan Army’s phenomenal achievements in operation Zarb-e-Azb.

On the occasion, the COAS said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Tajikistan and offered Pakistan’s full support in capacity building of Tajikistan forces to counter terrorism.

General Raheel Sharif also held a meeting with Tajik defence minister and Chief of General Staff.

On arrival at the Army Headquarter, COAS was accorded very warm welcome and presented guard of honour. The COAS also visited Military Institute and Military Training Center of Tajikistan.