Chief of Defence Staff Nigerian Armed Forces General Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea Irabor on Friday called on Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi.
The visiting dignitary appreciated sound professionalism of PAF personnel and also acknowledged the achievements made by PAF in recent years through indigenization, said a PAF media release.
The Air Chief said that Pakistan and Nigeria had longstanding religious, cultural and historical bonds which were manifested through strong ties between the Air Forces of the two countries.
The visiting dignitary expressed his complete satisfaction on the performance of JF-17 fighter aircraft, inducted from Pakistan. He also said that the JF-17 aircraft, with its multirole fighting capabilities, would prove to be a great asset in addressing the security requirements of Nigeria.
Both the dignitaries agreed to further revitalize defence ties including training and indigenous production.
Various matters of professional interest and regional security also came under discussion during the meeting.
Meanwhile, Chief of Defence Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces General Lucky Irabor visited Naval Headquarters, in Islamabad today (Friday) and met Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi.
During the meeting, professional matters of mutual interest and regional maritime security situation were discussed.
The visiting dignitary praised Pakistan Navy’s role in maintaining security and stability in the Indian Ocean.