Islamabad, February 11, 2014 (PPI-OT): Bosnian Ambassador Mr. Nedim Mekarevic called on Secretary Defence Lt. General (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik here at the Ministry of Defence today. Both sides emphasized towards enhancing defence ties specially‘ with reference to defence collaboration and cooperation.
Secretary Defence during the meeting said that Pakistan defence industry is now highly developed and capable of producing low cost and high quality equipment. “We have acquired technology of highest standards at competitive price”, he added.
Bosnian Ambassador commended the level of skill and technology and hoped that previous draft agreements will be worked towards early finalization.
Bosnia and Pakistan have many avenues of cooperation to be explored. “We can cooperate in trainings, joint ventures, education, technical literature, joint exercises for disaster management” he added. Secretary Defence said that Pakistan has technical manpower and skilled workers to provide support in repair and maintenance.
The capacity of which can be exploited. He further added that shipping industry in Pakistan is quite significant and Bosnia can look towards cooperation in raising its maritime force, training its crew, maintaining naval assets and enhancing overhaul and repair capacity. The meeting proved very beneficial. Future cooperation between both countries was sought.
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