Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani called on Australian Defence Minister, John Faulkner in Canberra, and discussed the matters of mutual interest. According to military spokesperson, the Chief of Army Staff laid wreath at the Australian Army War Memorial. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who is in Australia on an official visit, would hold meetings with Australian Chief of Defence and other high officials. According to Australian media, Australian Defence Minister, John Faulkner has praised sacrifices rendered by Pakistani Army and Security Forces. He said that Australia values the role rendered by Pakistani Army to eliminate terrorism from the region and to ensure security. The Australian Defence Minister during the meeting said that his country would enhance cooperation with Pakistan against terrorism and in other sectors. Latest situation in Afghanistan, policy to talk with Taliban and other issues pertaining to regional security were also come under discussion during the meeting.Both Pakistan and Australia agreed to further enhance closed cooperation between armed forces of both the countries.