PR No. 229 Islamabad: November 24, 2016

Mr. Dan Ali Mansur, Minister for Defense, Nigeria along with a delegation had a meeting with minister for defense Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and Secretary Defense Production, Lt. Gen Retd. Syed Muhammad Owais at Expo Centre, Karachi.

Minister for defense production Rana Tanveer Hussain said that Pakistan considers Nigeria as a close, friendly and important country in the region and desires that existing cordial relations between the two countries to be converted into active interaction in defense field.

Minister expressed his pleasure regarding recent sale of SMK aircraft by the PAC to Nigerian air force. Minister apprised the delegation that PAC is geared up to meet the production targets defined in the contract. Minister also briefed the delegates about the JF-17 aircraft.

Minister proposed a Joint Committee on Defense Technical Cooperation in order to enhance defense industrial cooperation. Minister expressed that Pakistan Defense Establishments can extend their expertise to the Nigeria in order to develop their industry.

          Defense delegation from Poland headed by Deputy Minister for Defense Production also had a meeting with Minister for defense defense production, Rana Tanveer Hussain at Expo Centre Karachi.

Minister thanked all the delegates for their participation in IDEAS-2016.