Nigeria, Pakistan agree to strengthen military cooperation


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ABUJA, Oct. 05,
(Xinhua) – Nigeria and Pakistan on Thursday agreed to strengthen military
cooperation, especially in such areas as training and intelligence, radio
communication, and logistics support.

The two sides reached
the agreement during a meeting in Abuja between Pakistani high commissioner in
Nigeria Wagar Kingravi and Nigerian army chief Tukur Buratai.

Kingravi noted that
Pakistan and

ABUJA, Oct. 05,
(Xinhua) – Nigeria and Pakistan on Thursday agreed to strengthen military
cooperation, especially in such areas as training and intelligence, radio
communication, and logistics support.

The two sides reached
the agreement during a meeting in Abuja between Pakistani high commissioner in
Nigeria Wagar Kingravi and Nigerian army chief Tukur Buratai.

Kingravi noted that
Pakistan and Nigeria faced similar security challenges, saying efforts made by
the two countries in strengthening military cooperation would go a long way in
helping to tackle their challenges.

According to the
envoy, the Pakistani army has expressed its readiness to train a battalion of
special forces of the Nigerian Army.

On his own part,
Buratai described the strengthening of military collaboration between the two
countries as a welcome development, particularly as the Nigerian army wants
such collaboration that would enhance its counter-terrorism and
counter-insurgency capacity.

GNA


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