Islamabad, February 17, 2015 (PPI-OT): German Ambassador Dr. Cyrill Nunn along with Commander Carstan Klennke, General Defence Attache called on Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif here in Islamabad today. Pakistan and Germany have friendly bilateral relations and Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Germany. Germany has been helping Pakistan in social sector development and Pakistan’s appreciates the positive growth of Pak-German bilateral ties, particularly in the field of defence.
Pakistan is facing a tough situation while tackling extremism and terrorism. Germany, however recognizes and appreciates the efforts of Pakistan Army in tackling the war against terror and fully recognizes the sacrifices of civilians and law enforces agencies in this regard.
Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif told the German ambassador that Pakistan has a growing the defence industry and little support will add to its key potential. During the meeting Pakistan showed interest in acquisition of technology, machinery and raw material for its defence equipment manufacturing factories.
German side appreciated the agreement of a joint venture between defence firms of Pakistan and Germany for development and up-gradation of heavy machinery. Both sides discussed avenues of joint training, military cooperation and sought areas of joint production. The meeting proved beneficial with the hope of bilateral relations translating into tangible terms.
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