Pak, Malaysia to enhance cooperation in spheres of mutual interest

Pak, Malaysia to enhance cooperation in spheres of mutual interest

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Malaysia will enhance cooperation in all spheres of mutual interest particularly in defence and to vigorously pursue the set targets in various fields.

It was agreed in the 13th round of Pakistan-Malaysia Joint Committee on Defence Cooperation (JCDC) held in Kuala Lumpur.

The two Sub Committees of JCDC dealing respectively with Defence Industry and Military Training Cooperation reviewed the progress since the last meeting and discussed new avenues of collaboration in r detail, said a press release issued here.

Lt Gen (Retd) Ikram Ul Haq, Secretary Defence led the Pakistani delegation at the JCDC meeting while Dato Halimi Bin Abd Manaf, Secretary General Ministry of Defence Malaysia headed his country’s team.

The meeting was especially significant as it was held as a follow up of the decision taken during the Prime Minister’s visit to Malaysia in November last year wherein both sides had agreed to explore and expand defence cooperation.

Prior to formal talks, the Secretary Defence called on Tuan Haji Mohamad Sabu, Defence Minister, General Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, Chief of Defence Forces and his Malaysian counterpart and discussed matters of mutual interest.

The Pakistani delegation also visited Defence Industrial Units of Sapura, Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) and AERO Services (Aviation Company). It is to mention that this round will continue till February 27 and further discussion would be made from both sides to enhance ties.