ISLAMABAD - Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of Canada, General Walters. J Natynczyk Monday called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Tariq Majid, at Joint Staff Headquarters. Both had exchanged views on the regional security environment and matters related to bilateral defence cooperation. General Walters is on his first visit to Pakistan to obtain first hand knowledge of the evolving regional security situation and to ascertain measures for enhancing mutually beneficial cooperation between the Armed Forces of Pakistan and Canada. Acknowledging Pakistan's invaluable role in combating terrorism and violent extremism, the Canadian CDS endorsed the need for a comprehensive regional approach and a focused effort to win hearts and minds to eradicate militancy trends besides mobilisation of international support to assist Pakistan in meeting the security challenges. General Tariq appreciated the contributions rendered by the Canadian armed forces in the efforts to stabilise Afghanistan and reiterated Pakistan's resolve to continue working with international partners for restoring peace in the region.