Rawalpindi:   German Defence Minister, Mrs Ursula Von der Leyen called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, at GHQ on Wednesday.

During the meeting a wide range of issues including defence cooperation, regional security and emerging geo-strategic environment were discussed.

German Defence Minister appreciated the phenomenal successes of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Pakistani security forces.

Earlier, on arrival at GHQ, Defence Minister Mrs Ursula von der Leyen laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented the Guard of Honour to the visiting dignitary.