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PR No. 299 Defence industrial/technical cooperation is an integral part of Pak-Turkey strategic relationship: Rana Tanveer Islamabad

Dr. Temel Ketil, CEO/President of Turkish Aeronautical Industry (TAI) called on Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Defence Production. Federal Minister for Defense Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain welcomed the dignitary and appreciated that the recent high level interactions between the two countries have resulted in unprecedented warmth in the diplomatic ties. Rana Tanveer Hussain expressed satisfaction over Pak-Turk brotherly ties. He said that the defence industrial/technical cooperation is an integral part of Pak-Turkey strategic relationship.

Federal Minister for Defense Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain appreciated the impressive development of Turkish Defence Industry and expressed felicitations over the successful holding of IDEF-2017 by Turkey. Minister also appreciated the role of Chairman Turkish Aeronautical Industry on progress made during the IDEF-2017 on T-129 attack helicopter. Minister expressed his happiness over signing of 03 MoUs between the two countries during IDEF-2017.

Both sides emphasized the importance of joint ventures in emerging technologies opined that investment by private sector companies in these areas would be useful. They also expressed satisfaction over ongoing cooperation in defence technical field making a special reference to PN Fleet Tanker, MILGEM Corvettes, 5th Generation Fighter (National Fighter Programme), T-129 attack helicopter and Super Mushshak Aircraft project. Rana Tanveer Hussain highlighted the promising (Multibillion US$) potential of Pak-Turkey defence industrial cooperation and expressed support to capitalize this potential.

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