Pakistan-Turkey defence cooperation to be enhanced: Turkish General

Pakistan-Turkey defence cooperation to be enhanced: Turkish General

Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to enhance cooperation in diverse fields to further strengthen the bonds of friendship.

The understanding came at a meeting between Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff, Republic of Turkey General Umit DUNDAR in Rawalpindi today.

The Minister appreciated the time tested role of Turkey in supporting Pakistan at all regional and international fora.

The historical and brotherly relations between both brotherly countries were discussed and it was appreciated by both sides.

The Minister expressed Pakistan's strong desire to deepen, broaden and strengthen its partnership with Turkey in all fields including defence cooperation to the optimum level.

Minister for Defence lauded the democratic and development initiatives of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish General also expressed his similar sentiments for political and military leadership of Pakistan for moving ahead in all fields, particularly promotion of mutual cooperation in defence arena covering defence industries, training of armed forces personnel in each other's countries, exchange of visits, courses and frequent interaction between the armed forces.

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