Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday attended the passing-out parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) as chief guest.
In his address, the COAS said that it was an honour for him to be present at the ceremony, adding that his presence at the parade bore “testimony” to the deep-rooted ties between Pakistan and UK. He said that the relationship between the two armed forces was uniquely special and expressed hope that relations between the two countries would reach “historic heights” in the future.
Congratulating the graduating cadets, he said: “You are part of one of the finest militaries in the world that has produced great military leaders. Two Pakistani cadets will also be graduating with you today and let me say that I am as proud of you as I am of them.”
“The journey ahead of you is both challenging and exciting. As you grow, the demand for professionalism will also increase. Decision-making is also very important. You need to have the will to take decisions and accept full responsibility. That will require confidence and competence,” he added.
COAS Bajwa is the first Pakistani notable invited at the RMAS as chief guest.