RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met international football stars on Saturday.

Ronaldinho along with his fellow international football players including Ryan Giggs, Robert Pires, Nicolas Anelka, George Boateng, David James and Luis Boa Morte met COAS, ISPR reported.

Army chief thanked them for their visit to Pakistan. COAS said that Pakistan is a peace and sports loving country. "Sports promote peace and your visit is most welcomed by all Pakistanis especially young footballers", he remarked.

The visit players thanked COAS for organizing their tour and the support. They said that Pakistan is a beautiful country and they look forward to enjoy the trip.

COAS also thanked Leisure League for organizing the trip in collaboration with Pakistan Army and promoting peace and sports.

Earlier, the army chief hosted receptions in honor of visiting football players.