Thursday, 14 June 2012 22:28
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Australia Thursday reviewed their defence cooperation and the general direction and scope of Australia's development assistance programme for Pakistan.
The 2nd session of Pakistan-Australia Bilateral Consultations was held in Canberra which was attended by Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani.
The Foreign Secretary also held meetings with Stephen Smith, Minister of Defence,Peter Baxter, Director General, AusAID and Dr. Margot McCarthy, National Security Adviser, said a statement issued by foreign office here Thursday.
During his meeting with the Defence Minister, overall Pakistan-Australia Defence Cooperation, which has registered significant growth over the past five years, was reviewed.
Australia has become the second largest capacity building provider for Pakistan Armed Forces. Pakistan's role as front line state in war against terror was deeply appreciated by the Australian side.
During his meeting with Director General AusAID, the Foreign Secretary reviewed the general direction and scope of Australia's Development Assistance programme for Pakistan, within the framework of Pak-Australia ...