Pakistan - Turkey decide to further enhance defence and military ties

Pakistan - Turkey decide to further enhance defence and military ties
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Turkey at their 14th round of high-level military dialogue in Rawalpindi on Friday agreed to further boost cooperation in defence and security fields

Three-day 14th Round of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Military Dialogue Group meeting concluded in Rawalpindi today.

Secretary Defence Lt General (Retd) Ikram-ul Haq led Pakistan delegation while Turkish delegation was headed by Turkish Deputy Chief of General Staff Lt General Metin Gurak.

The two sides resolved to work together for enhanced cooperation in defence and security related fields.

Prior to the delegation-level talks, the Turkish Deputy Chief of General Staff had a separate meeting with the Secretary Defence.

Matters of mutual interest, including whole spectrum of bilateral defence cooperation, were discussed.

Both sides deliberated upon various areas of interest, including security, counter-terrorism and prevailing regional environment particularly with reference to Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Lt General Metin Gurak also held meetings with the Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee and the Chief of General Staff.

During these meetings, matters relating to defence cooperation covering training, exchange visits and co-production of defence equipment were discussed.

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