Islamabad, February 10, 2014 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister has said that Pakistan will provide assistance to Iraq in fields of training and development. Prime Minister said that Pakistan Air Force has a past a rich experience in training personnel’s of friendly countries and will, undoubtedly, assist in developing Iraqi Air Force on modern grounds.
He said this in a meeting with General Anwer Hamad Ameen Ahmad Ahmed, Commander Iraqi Air Force who called on him at PM house. Federal Minister for Defense Production Mr. Rana Tanvir Hussain and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt were also present at the occasion.
Later the Pakistan Air Force and Iraqi Air force signed two agreements. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Federal Minister for Defense Production Mr. Rana Tanvir Hussain witnessed the agreement signing ceremony.
According to the first agreement Pakistan Air Force will provide Training, to Iraq Air Defense Force personnel, in all sphere of Modern Air Force concept pertaining to different field special Air Defence, and Air Crew. The agreement was signed by Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt from Pakistan Side and General Anwer Hamad Ameen Ahmad Ahmed, Commander Iraqi Air Force form Iraqi Side.
This was followed by the signing of contract of sales of Super Mushshak Aircraft to Iraq by General Anwer Hamad Ameen Ahmed, Commander Iraqi Air Force and Air Marshal Sohail Gul Khan, Chairman, PAC Kamra. The sale of Super Mashshak aircraft to Iraqi Air Force is a major milestone in the export of aviation products of Pakistan.
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