Mr. Bartoz Kownaeki, Deputy Defence Minister, Ministry of National Defence Poland called on Rana Tanveer Hussain Federal Minister for Defence Production at MoDP

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION

OFFICE OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (MEDIA)

 

PRESS RELEASE

16-08-2016

A polish delegation led by the Deputy Minister of National Defence of Poland, Mr. Bartosz Kownaeki had a call on with the Federal Minister for Defense Productions Rana Tanveer Hussain at Rawalpindi today.

During the meeting matters of bilateral importance were discussed. Views on both sides were exchanged in order to promote defense cooperation in industrial sector. This will further open avenues for joint collaboration. Both the sides emphasized on the need for developing military to military cooperation at all level.

The Federal Minister for Defense Productions Rana Tanveer Hussain apprised the delegation about the potential of defense industry of Pakistan. Minister highlighted the need to identify areas of cooperation which can help to further strengthen bilateral ties between both the states. Minister further stated that Pakistan have an advanced defense industry and technology and our engineers and technicians are working hard to achieve the goals.

Both the sides emphasized that there has been limited cooperation/collaboration between the two countries in the past in the field of defense production. In the last decade exchange of visits took place between Poland and Pakistan but major breakthrough could not be achieved. There is a lot of scope for defense cooperation. Both the countries have shown keen interest to sign MoUs and agreements in order to get engaged with each other for a meaningful defense industrial production.   

Deputy Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Poland emphasized that Poland is a full member NATO since 1999, and is an important European country with strong industrial base. The government of Poland has been pursuing ambitious program of restructuring the defense capacity of Poland. They have experience of working with the technologically advanced countries of the world, and as a result our industry is doing great advancements in this Industry.

Federal Minister also expressed his pleasure of great hospitality extended on his visit to Poland to attend 23rdInternational Defence Industry Exhibition (PSMO) in September 2015 and also his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Poland. Federal Minister for Defence Productions Rana Tanveer Hussain extended the invitation to the defense minister of Poland in upcoming Defence exhibition (IDEAS - 2016) to be held in Pakistan in November this year.