Rawalpindi (HRNW) General Sir Patrick Sanders, Chief of the General Staff of the British Army arrived in Pakistan on a five-day visit on Monday, the visit is part of a long-standing military cooperation agreement between the two countries.
The depth of the UK-Pakistan military relationship and friendship, underpinned by a shared history and living bridge diaspora links, was highly valued by the UK.
During his visit, General Sanders is scheduled to meet with General Syed Asim Munir, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), alongside other defense engagements.
The existing defense relationship includes Pakistani officers undertaking training at the UK’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the Advance Command and Staff Course at the Royal College of Defense Studies,
Discussing bilateral military cooperation in response to climate change-related crises will be a key focus of the visit.
General Sanders visit comes almost a year after devastating floods submerged a third of Pakistan, affecting an estimated 33 million people.
The UK’s defense ministry had been directly involved in providing assistance for flood relief operations at the request of the Chief of Army Staff.