Delegation of Ministry of Defence Production attends Arms and Security Expo

Rana Tanveer for increasing R&D budget for Science & Technology

ISLAMABAD, Oct 11 (APP): A delegation of Ministry of Defence Production headed by Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain, Chairman Heavy Industries Taxila Lt. General Syed Wajid Hussain is on four day visit to Kiev, Ukraine to attend arms and Security Expo 2016 on the invitation of Minister for Defence Ukraine Poltorak Stepan.

On arrival, the delegation was received by Maj. Gen. ® Athar
Abbas, the Ambassador of Pakistan in Ukraine, said a press release issued here.

The delegation attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition and visited stalls of exhibitors.

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

Minister said that there are possibilities to benefit from
each other’s expertise.

The 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 were also discussed.

The minister extended invitation to Ukrainian companies to
participate in IDEAS to be held in Karachi in November this year.

He further said that Pakistan values Ukraine on his support in
military cooperation especially in tanks. He also thanked the Ukrainian Minister for Defence for inviting him and his delegation.