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Nigerian Minister for Defence Dan Ali Mansur meets Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain

Islamabad, November 24, 2016 (PPI-OT):Mr. Dan Ali Mansur, Minister for Defence, Nigeria along with a delegation had a meeting with minister for defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and Secretary Defence Production, Lt. Gen Retd. Syed Muhammad Owais at Expo Centre, Karachi. Minister for defence 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 defence field.

Minister expressed his pleasure regarding recent sale of SMK aircraft by the PAC to Nigerian air force. Minister appraised 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 Defence Technical Cooperation in order to enhance defence industrial cooperation.

Minister expressed that Pakistan Defence Establishments can extend their expertise to the Nigeria in order to develop their industry. Defence delegation from Poland headed by Deputy Minister for Defence Production also had a meeting with Minister for defence production, Rana Tanveer Hussain at Expo Centre Karachi. Minister thanked all the delegates for their participation in IDEAS-2016.

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