Chief of Staff, Senegal Air Force along with delegation, called on Federal Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain at MoDP
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION
OFFICE OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (MEDIA)
Dated: 09th February 2017
Brigadier General Birame DIOP, Chief of Staff, Senegal Air Force along with his delegation, called on Federal Minister for Defence production, Rana Tanveer Hussain in his office at Ministry of Defence production, Rawalpindi, today.
Federal Minister for Defense Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain welcomed the dignitary and appreciated that the recent high level interactions between the two countries have resulted in unprecedented warmth in the diplomatic ties. He mentioned that meeting between the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Macky SALL in September, 2015 followed by other high level meetings between Minister for Defence Production with Senegal President, Foreign Minister, Chief of Army, Navy and Air force in March 2016, has further paved the way for the future cooperation between both the countries.
Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Defence Production expressed Pakistan’s whole hearted support for Senegal’s plan of modernizing its Armed Forces. Minister assured that Government of Pakistan is ready to support Senegal in every field especially defence technology, training, capacity building and to strengthen Senegal’s defence Industry. He assured that Pakistan will assist and facilitate Senegal at every step.
Secretary Ministry of Defence Production Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Muhammad Owais was also present in the meeting. He added that Pakistan welcomes Senegal’s interest in Pakistan’s defence market. More frequent interaction between Pakistan and Senegal may pave way for meaningful contracts beneficial for both the countries.
Brigadier General Birame DIOP thanked the Minister of defence production for the hospitality extended to them during their stay in Pakistan. He said that Senegal attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan. He also stressed the need to identify the areas of cooperation to further strengthen the existing relationship.
Federal Minister extended the invitation for the Defence Minister of Senegal to visit Pakistan.