Meeting of Mr. Stefano Pontecorvo, Ambassador of Italy and Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister of DP

 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION

OFFICE OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (MEDIA)

 

 PRESS RELEASE

 There Should Exist Cooperation In The Fields Of Defence Production Between Pakistan And Italy: Rana Tanveer Hussain

 Islamabad–04 May, 2016

Pakistan and Italy on Wednesday decided to enhance defence cooperation. This understanding reached during a meeting Mr. Stefano Pontecorvo, Ambassador of Italy and Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister of Defence Production (MoDP). They exchanged views on matters of mutual interest and enhancing cooperation in defence production.

The minister, while speaking about Pakistan’s admittance into the aeronautic market with introduction of JF-17 Thunder, said that Pakistan’s defence production is matching international quality. He explained, “There should exist cooperation in the fields of defence production between the two countries”. He urged the need of further strengthening the cooperation.

Such cooperation is not new, in 2013 Pakistan and Italy signed a Strategic Engagement Plan (SEP) under which the two countries committed to increase bilateral cooperation particularly in the fields of defence and security.