ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi conferred the Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force Lt. Gen. Enzo Vecciarelli during an Investiture Ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Monday.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Senior Military and Civil Officers were also present on the occasion. Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force Lt. Gen. Enzo Vecciarelli also called on the President Dr. Arif Alvi after the Investiture Ceremony.
The President congratulated Lt. Gen. Enzo Vecciarelli on the conferment of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) and emphasized that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Italy and regards Italy as a friend and a reliable partner. He added that Pakistan deeply values its relations with Italy, both bilaterally and within the context of the European Union.
He underlined that both countries enjoy commonality of views on a host of regional and global issues and continue to work closely on all issues of common interest. The President underscored that Pakistan is keen to enhance cooperation in defence training and institutional collaboration between the two countries.
He also reiterated Pakistan’s commitment in eradicating extremism and terrorism from its Soil. On the occasion, Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force Lt. Gen. Enzo Vecciarelli thanked the President, Government and people of Pakistan and hoped that bilateral relations between the both countries will continue to grow in the future. NNI