Rana Tanveer Hussain led delegation visits Ukraine to attend Arms and Security Expo 2016

Islamabad, October 11, 2016 (PPI-OT): A delegation of Ministry of Defence Production headed by Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Defence Production, Lt. General Syed Wajid Hussain Chairman Heavy Industries Taxila is on four days visit to Kiev Ukraine to attend Arms and Security Expo 2016 on the invitation of Minister for Defence Ukraine Mr. Poltorak Stepan. The delegation received by Maj. Gen. (R) Athar Abbas, the Ambassador of Pakistan in Ukraine.

The delegation attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition and visited stalls of exhibitors. Minister also held meetings with Secretary General National Security and Defence council of Ukraine Mr. Oleksandr TURCHYNOV, Dy. Defence Minister of Ukraine Mr. Oleg Pavlovsky and Director General UkrObornProm and UKRSPECEXPORT, a state owned organization of Ukraine Mr. Roman ROMANOV and discussed to explore the new avenues to enhance the bilateral relations especially in the field of defence production for joint venture with HIT Taxila and KSEW Karachi.

Minister added that there are possibilities to benefit from each other’s expertise. Minister also offered to collaborate in the field of training facilities against terrorism. The joint venture in tank manufacturing in HIT Taxila and Ships at Karachi Shipyard. Minister extended invitation to Ukrainian companies to participate in IDEAS to be held in Karachi in November this year. Minister further added that Pakistan values Ukraine on his support in Military cooperation especially in tanks. Minister also thanked the Ukrainian Minister for Defence for inviting him and his delegation.

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