Issue Brief on “Pakistan COAS Visit to Tajikistan: Opening up New Vistas”

Chief of the Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa paid a three-day visit to Tajikistan from August 27-29, 2017 for participation in the Quadrilateral Counter Terrorism Coordination (QCTC) forum comprising Pakistan, China, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. He met with Tajikistan President and thanked him for his support to Pakistan for the permanent membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Gen. Bajwa was of the view that Pakistan’s membership of the SCO will give the country a wider and productive role in the issues concerning the region, and, more importantly, to bring peace in Afghanistan. 

The QCTC was established in August 2016 in Urumqi by four countries including China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, to coordinate and support each other in areas of  counter terrorism,  intelligence sharing, anti-terrorist capacity  building, joint anti-terrorist training and personnel training.

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