Nigeria and Pakistan Seek Training Ties.
Barth Ikiebe, Abuja
Nigeria and the Pakistan Army have agreed to partner in areas of professional interest in furtherance of their long standing cordial relations.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Azubike Ihejirika, who is on a working visit to Pakistan discussed with his counterpart, Pakistan Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, in areas of mutual benefit for both armies at the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi.
The Nigerian Army Chief said the visit to Pakistan was timely and rewarding, with numerous gains particularly in the area of training.
He expressed appreciation to his host for the warm reception accorded him and his delegation.
General Ihejirika later called on the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Khalid Shameem Wynne at Joint Staff Headquarters, Chakalala Garrison and the President, National Defence university (NDU) Pakistan, Lieutenant General Agha Muhammed Umer Farooq.
The Nigerian Army Chief was also introduced to Nigerian Senior Officers participants on course at the institution.
Ihejirika is being accompanied on the visit to Pakistan by the Director of Military Intelligence, Major General Ahmed Tijani Jibrin, the Director Foreign Laiason Defence Intelligence Agency, Brigadier General Ogunewe and Director Advance Soldiers Training, Brigadier General Galadanci.
General Ihejirika is also programmed to visit Pakistan Army Dog Breeding and Training Centre and other military facilities.