RAWALPINDI (ISPR): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has paid an official day-long visit to Kuwait, according to the a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday. COAS Bajwa held meetings with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and chief of general staff of Kuwait Armed forces Mohammed Khaled Al-Khadher. The government after initial hesitation secured the support of the main Opposition parties and introduced three bills in the National Assembly to extend the retirement age from 60 to 64 years for the chiefs of army, navy and air force, and the chairman of the joint chief of staff committee. During the meetings, matters of mutual interest, bilateral defense and security cooperation, and regional peace and stability were discussed. The political and military leadership of Kuwait highly appreciated the professionalism of Pakistan army and determination of the Pakistani nation in combating terrorism. Both sides agreed to increase bilateral cooperation in multiple fields of defence and security including export of defense products, training, provision of trained manpower and cooperation in counter terrorism domain. A smartly turned out contingent of Kuwait Army presented the guard of honour to the COAS.