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Pakistan seeks to expand collaboration with Nigerian Armed Forces

Spanning decades, the cooperation between the two countries are in the area of capacity building, collaboration and reciprocal visits.

• November 28, 2022
Maj.-Gen. Usman Yusuf, the director of policy, Defence Headquarters
Maj.-Gen. Usman Yusuf, the director of policy, Defence Headquarters

The Pakistan Armed Forces on Monday called for the expansion of the existing collaboration with their Nigerian counterpart to boost the bond between the two countries.

Majid Jahangir, the leader of the Pakistan delegation made the call at the fourth round of the Nigeria-Pakistan Joint Military Staff Talks on Monday in Abuja.

He said the cooperation between the two countries had existed for decades and included capacity building, collaboration and reciprocal visits.

“Pakistan Armed Forces recognise, appreciate and respect the professionalism of the Nigeria Armed Forces and are keen to expand the existing bond further,” he said.

Mr Jahangir said the event would be another stepping stone towards strengthening and expanding the existing cooperation between the two countries.

In his remark, Maj.-Gen. Usman Yusuf, the director of policy, Defence Headquarters, commended Pakistan for its assistance and cooperation to the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Mr Yusuf, also the lead for the Nigerian team on the Staff Talk, expressed delight over the long-standing relationship, adding that the focus was to build on what the two armed forces had done over the years.

“For the next three days, we will be discussing issues that concern the development and advancement of the armed forces of the two countries, both on regional and global issues,” he said. 


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