Turkish Delegation visited Pakistan for attending 12th Round of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Military Dialogue Group meetings from 25-26th January 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE


MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

OFFICE OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (MEDIA)

 

 Rawalpindi, the 25th January 2017


 

 

On the invitation of Secretary Defence, the Turkish Delegation is visiting Pakistan for attending 12th Round of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Military Dialogue Group meetings under the arrangements of Ministry of Defence from 25-26th January 2017. In the opening session which was held on 25th January 2017 in Ministry of Defence, Lt Gen (Retd) Zamir-ul-Hassan Shah, Secretary Defence led Pakistan delegation while Turkish delegation was led by General Umit DUNDAR, Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff of Republic of Turkey.


General Umit DUNDAR, Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff, Republic of Turkey called on Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Defence in his Office and discussed matters of mutual interest. He appreciated the time tested role of Turkey in supporting Pakistan at all regional and international fora.  The historical and brotherly relations between both brotherly countries were discussed and it was appreciated by both sides. He expressed Pakistan’s strong desire to deepen, broaden and strengthen its partnership with Turkey in all fields including defence cooperation to the optimum level.

 

Federal Minister for Defence lauded the democratic and development initiatives of Turkish President Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN. Turkish General also expressed his similar sentiments for political and military leadership of Pakistan for moving ahead in all fields, particularly promotion of mutual cooperation in defence arena covering defence industries, training of armed forces personnel in each other’s countries, exchange of visits, courses and frequent interaction between the armed forces.  He also thanked Turkish General for attending
IDEAS-2016 in November at Karachi and forthcoming Turkish Navy participation in AMAN-17 Exercise.

 

The Turkish General is scheduled to meet with Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee, Chief of the Army Staff and Chief of the Air Staff on
26th January 2017.

 

 The concluding session of 12th Round of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Military Dialogue Group will be held in Ministry of Defence on 26th January 2017.