Pak wants to fur­ther en­hance de­fence ties with Italy: Khur­ram Dast­gir

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RAWALPINDI: Fed­eral Min­is­ter for De­fence Engr. Khur­ram Dast­gir Khan said that Pak­istan at­taches great im­por­tance to its re­la­tions with Repub­lic of Italy and wants to fur­ther en­hance de­fence col­lab­o­ra­tion in dif­fer­ent fields.

He stated this while talk­ing to Mr. Ste­fano Pon­tecorvo, Am­bas­sador of Italy who called on him in his of­fice at Min­istry of De­fence here Thurs­day. Fed­eral Min­is­ter also men­tioned that ex­change mil­i­tary train­ing can be mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial, as be­ing part of NATO, Ital­ian armed forces have valu­able mil­i­tary ex­po­sure while Pak­istan’s armed forces, who are fight­ing the war on ter­ror, have rich ex­pe­ri­ence in counter ter­ror­ism op­er­a­tions.

He con­veyed grat­i­tude for fa­cil­i­tat­ing pro­vi­sion of mil­i­tary equip­ment to Pak­istan Air Force. He fur­ther em­pha­sized on the need to ex­plore ar­eas of co­op­er­a­tion in the field of joint de­fence pro­duc­tion. Min­is­ter for De­fence re­it­er­ated Pak­istan’s de­sire for peace­ful and sta­ble Afghanistan through Afghan owned and Afghan led process.

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