ISLAMABAD : Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Wednesday departed for a three day official visit to Tajikistan. Senior officials of Pakistan army were present at Chaklala airbase to see him off. During his visit to Tajikistan, General Kayani will meet Tajik President Emomalii Rahmonov, Defence Minister Sherali Khairulloyev and other senior military officials in Dushanbe. The COAS during his meetings with Tajik political leaders and military officials will exchange on bilateral defence and military relations.

COAS General Kayani and the top leadership of Tajikistan will discuss the matters relating to security situation in the region and the training facilities for the armed forces.