The National Defence University of Pakistan visited ACMC on 27 April, led by Brigadier Muhammad Naeem, and accompanied by Pakistan’s Defence Attache Brigadier Muhammad Asghar.
The NDU is Pakistan’s premier military education institution, and the visit fostered a deeper bilateral defence relationship through positive people-to-people links. The delegation comprised senior students at SES and Director level from the Pakistan Military and the Nigerian Defence Force.
The group were in Australia to learn more about Australia’s military strategic and security perspectives, and the relationship with Pakistan more broadly. The visit to ACMC was hosted by Mr Greg Elliott, Deputy Executive Director, and Colonel Jim Burns, who spoke on Australia’s coordination of disaster and crisis response at a whole-of-government level, and Defence’s role in supporting capacity building in the region. The presentation focussed on Australia’s experiences and successes in joint, multi-agency and multinational operations, including the search for Malaysian Airlines MH370; and the importance of cross-departmental thematic issues such as UNSCR 1325 (Women, Peace and Security) and Australia’s Protection of Civilians guidelines.