Pakistan, Belarus agree to develop plan for establishing military, technical cooperation


RAWALPINDI: The 7th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery (MILEX-2014) being held in Minsk, Belarus explored ways for developing bilateral cooperation as the Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain held meetings with senior officials and agreed to develop a plan of action for establishing military and technical cooperation between the two countries.
The Minister is currently attending the exhibition along with Additional Secretary Maj Gen. Raza Muhammad and Defense Attache of the Embassy of Pakistan to the Russian Federation, Brig. Shahid Mahmood Kayani.
Rana Tanveer Hussain held meetings with Yuri Zhadobin, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus, Sergei Gurulev, Chairman of the State Military and Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus, Alexey Shkadarevich, Director of STC ‘LEMT’ BelOMO, Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Meeting with Denis Pashchenko, Director of Defense Initiatives Company and Sergei Bufal, First Deputy Director General of SFTUE ‘Belvneshpromservice’.
All these were high level meetings after which both sides announced their interest in establishing mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of defence production.
Both sides agreed to develop a plan of action for establishing military and technical cooperation between the two countries.
The Pakistani side has invited Yuri Zhadobin, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus, to visit the 8th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar ‘IDEAS-2014’, December 14, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan.
The Minister highlighted the strides Pakistan has made in the field of Defence Production and significantly talked about the ace aircraft JF-17 being manufactured in Pakistan.
He added that Pakistan is producing the best armament and heavy machinery. Our APCs are of B6 protection and are also developing B7 protection vehicles.
These are low cost and state of the art equipment and Pakistan is proud of such developments.
He said that Pakistan looks forward to exploring international markets and wants the world to support it in its endeavours.
Rana Tanveer during the visit of the stalls at the exhibition expressed interest in the following Belarusian products: electronic warfare means, optical and optical-electronic devices (particularly, night vision & thermal vision devices), spare parts for tanks and armoured personnel carriers and explored areas of joint ventures.

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