Spain’s highest military award conferred on Gen Kayani

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Spanish Joint Staff Headquarters, Madrid on Thursday. According to ISPR, the COAS had meetings with Spanish  Defence Minister Ms Carme Chacon and other defence and military officials, including Secretary General for Defence Policy, Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff. The focus of meetings remained bilateral defence and military relations and other matters of mutual interest. The highlight of the day was conferment of ‘The Grand Cross of Military Merit’ on  the COAS on behalf of the King of Spain. ‘The Grand Cross of Military Merit’ is the highest military honour conferred by the King of Spain for distinguished service. The award is the recognition of Pakistan Army’s contribution in the fight against terrorism. – APP