PR No. 197 Islamabad: November 22, 2016

Minister for Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali alongwith other Military Officials of Nigeria called on Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif, today at Expo Center in Karachi.

Khawaja Asif expressed that Pakistan considers Nigeria as a close, friendly and important country in the region and desires to enhance relations in all fields of bilateral interest. He highlighted that Pakistan wants to establish meaningful defence ties with Nigeria.


Minister expressed the need to fully activate the existing bilateral MoU signed in military and defence field to achieve the goal of meaningful cooperation.


Both sides emphasized on the need to exchange the military delegations between the two countries. Minister appreciated the participation of Nigerian Navy in AMAN exercises.


He offered training support for Nigerian navy and suggest to avail maximum training courses in PN training institution.


Minister thanked the Nigerian counterpart for participation in the IDEAS 2016.