Minister of State of Defence Affairs, Qatar called on Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Defence Production at MoDP

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION

OFFICE OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (MEDIA)

 

PRESS RELEASE

27-10-2016

A Defence delegation of Qatar, led by H.E Dr. Khalid Bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, Minister of State of Defence Affairs visited Ministry of Defence Production Rawalpindi. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Defence Production extended warm welcome to the delegation. Federal Minister highlighted significance of Pak-Qatar fraternal ties. He expressed grief and condole at the demise of the former Emir of Qatar H.H Shaikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani and offered Fatihah.  

Federal Minister for Defence Production thanked H.E Dr. Khalid Al Attiyah for his pivotal role in the recent contract for sale of 08 Super Mushshak to Qatar. Federal Minister also commended the role of Brig General Saalim for his diligence and support in the promotion of Pakistan-Qatar Defence Industrial Cooperation. Minister stressed on the need of joint ventures between the two countries and expressed his keenness to ink trilateral agreement for establishment of joint industrial units for Qatar, Pakistan and Turkey. 

Minister expressed desire to establish Joint Commission for Defence Technical Cooperation and highlighted the need to have a separate MoU for defence industrial cooperation between two countries in order to expand cooperation in the areas from small arms/ordnance to tanks, aircraft and maritime technologies. He also offered to provide uniforms, Bullet Proof Jackets and other requirements of Qatar Emir Armed Forces.  

Federal Minister extended the invitation to the worthy guest to grace IDEAS-2016. He conveyed best wishes for the honourable guest, his family and Qatar. Minister of State of Qatar appreciated progress of defence industry of Pakistan and also thanked for the defence cooperation extended by Pakistan.