PR No. 15 Pakistan And Turkey To Expand Ties In Defence Islamabad

Maj Gen Oguz Serhad Habib Oglu, Force Development and Source Management Director from Turkish General Staff called on Secretary Defence, Lt. Gen (Retd) Muhammad Alam Khattak here in the Ministry of Defence today. The Turkish Delegation comprised of Capt (N) Halil KEPECIOGLU- Armed Forces & Naval Attache, Col Ahsen SUREN- Army Attache and Air Cdre Khalid Mehmood- Special Advisor to Chief of Air Staff. Pakistan and Turkey havehistorical and brotherly relations and both sides wish to translate the relations to help each other in the field of defence, trade, economy and further the ties. Secretary Defence Lt. General (Retd) Muhammad Alam Khattak during his remarks said “our resolve of a peaceful and stable region remains undeterred despite difficulties. Our Armed Forces are fighting the menace with full determination. Achieving peace in the region is of paramount importance”.

Turkish General Oguz Serhad Habib Oglu said both countries are cooperating in the field of air, sea and land and we must further diversify the scope of this cooperation.

Pakistan and Turkey have jointly been working in the field of Defence and recent strides in the field of communication, aircraft & shipbuilding is commendable. During a meeting with Secretary Defence and Turkish General Maj Gen Oguz Serhad Habib Oglu said that “Both Pakistan and Turkey should explore new ways of improving cooperation in the field of Defence. “Pakistan like Turkey is a future energy corridor and has an important place in the region”, Secretary Defence added. Both sides expressed satisfaction over successfully holding of 10th HLMDG in Pakistan in October 2014 and hoped that 11th HLMDG to be held in Ankara this month will be further productive in enhancing defence cooperation.