Army chief, Turkish defence minister discuss bilateral security cooperation


Turkey June 21 (TNS): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is on an official visit to Turkey, called on Defence Minister of Turkey, Fikri ISIK on Wednesday. Matters related to regional situation and bilateral security cooperation were discussed, the ISPR said.

Both agreed on the tremendous potential for cooperation in the fields of security policies, defence production and human resource training. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Sohail was also present.
Earlier, the COAS visited Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). Upon arrival, he was briefed about the projects being undertaken by TAI in both military and civil aviation industry. TAI has developed particular expertise in helicopters and UAVs. COAS visited the facility and took an introductory flight in T129 attack helicopter.
Speaking on the occasion, the COAS warmly appreciated the indigenous technical prowess achieved by Turkey. Pakistan has great technological and industrial potential which open the scope for very meaningful defence cooperation between the two countries.