ISTANBUL/ISLAMABAD – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday launched the welding of the third ship to be constructed for Pakistan Naval forces underneath the MILGEM mission.
Erdogan has underscored that the defence collaboration for the development of warships is one other milestone in Pak-Turkish defence ties.
Ambassador of Pakistan in Turkey Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi additionally accompanied the Turkish President on the ground-breaking of the third of the 4 corvettes for Pakistan Navy.
Pakistan is our brotherly nation with whom Turkey enjoys admirable relations. Each side live in tough geographies and each nations are going through comparable challenges, Turkish premier added.
He additionally highlighted that Istanbul would proceed to assist pleasant and allied nations within the defence area.
Erdogan, 66, whereas referring to his final 12 months’s Pakistan go to talked about the 2 nations signed a Strategic Financial Framework that would offer the mandatory institutional framework to additional improve bilateral ties.
4 of the corvettes are being constructed underneath the MILGEM mission, two in Turkey and two in Pakistan. The mission embodies the switch of know-how in addition to improve of Karachi Shipyard. Addition of the stealthy frigates to the Pakistan Navy would additional enlarge its defence capabilities.