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Visit of Japan's Director General of International Affairs, Bureau of Defence Policy, Ministry of Defence, Mr Akira KONO to PKT

A two member Japanese delegation visited Peacekeeping Training Department (PKT)/ CIPS on 17 August 2016. Japan Defence Attaché Col Koji HIRATA accompanied the delegates. The Delegation was received by Principal NIPCONS Major General Mazhar Saleem (Retd). The delegation was given a comprehensive briefing on NUST/ CIPS in general and PKT Dept in Particular. Mr Akira KONO was briefed about the objectives and contributions of PKT Dept in Pre-Deployment Training of Pakistan Army Personals proceeding in multidimensional UN Missions. In the end, area of coordination between Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Centre (JPC) and PKT Dept, like exchange of instructors/ students, Peacekeeping material/ analysis were discussed.

Mr Akira KONO while lauding the achievements of CIPS mentioned that he was present at the inaugurations ceremony of CIPS in 2013. He said he is pleasantly surprised to see that PKT Dept/ CIPS has done impressively well in comprehensively training a large number of Peacekeepers as per UN mandate in merely three years. Recognizing Pakistan Army Peacekeeping efforts, he discussed on the possibilities of exchange of Instructors between JPC and PKT Dept, inquired about the planned Protection of Civilian course and deliberated at the measures of bar to improve cooperation between JPC and PKT Dept.

The visit ended in a joint understanding of enhancing more cooperation between the two institutes. After two hours the visitors were seen off by the Principal NIPCONS.​ 

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