Pakistan, Turkey vow to further boost defence cooperation

November 26,2017

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ANKARA: Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has held a meeting with the Minister for National Defence of Turkey Mr Nurettin Canikli in Ankara.
They had a comprehensive review of bilateral cooperation, particularly the ongoing defence industry projects between the two countries.
While expressing satisfaction at the flourishing relationship between Pakistan and Turkey, the two ministers vowed to further deepen and broaden defence industry cooperation.
They noted that the growing level of bilateral cooperation is consistent with the vision of the leaders on both the sides.
Both sides agreed to further increase mutual contact and exchange of visits with a view to realise the full potential in defence collaboration and identifying new projects.
Rana Tanveer noted that the defence industries of the two brotherly countries had significant capacities and closer mutual collaboration would help them realise the full potential.
He hoped that both the countries would explore further possibilities of joint ventures and co-production.
Turkish Defence Minister Mr Nurettin Canikli said that the brotherly relations between Pakistan and Turkey are deeply rooted in history.
He said that this brotherhood is reflected in all levels of relationships.
He stressed the need for collaboration for developing critical technologies to meet contemporary challenges.
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