President Mamnoon Hussain says the international community should join hands to combat terrorism as this menace has grown into a global problem.

He was talking to Italian Army Chief General Danilo Errico in Islamabad on Thursday.

The President said Pakistan is desirous of peace and stability in the region and will welcome positive role of international community in this regard.

He said Pakistan has rendered unprecedented sacrifices to curb the menace of extremism and terrorism.

He said Pakistan is committed to eradicate extremism and terrorism through National Action Plan and Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad will continue till elimination of the last terrorist.

Mamnoon Hussain mentioned that Pakistan attaches great important to its relations with Italy.

He stressed the need for enhanced cooperation in the field of joint defense.

The President conveyed his gratitude for participation by Italian firms in development program of Pakistan Navy.

On the occasion, the Italian Chief of Army Staff stated that the armed forces of both countries share the same values and commended the role of Pakistan Army in the fight against terrorism for peace and stability in the region.

He further said that cooperation between the militaries of the two countries will continue in future as well.

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