Pakistan, Ukraine seek to deepen collaboration

13 October 2017

Pakistan and Ukraine have agreed to identify new areas of defence industrial collaboration, state-run news in Islamabad reported on 12 October.

The agreement was reached during meetings at the Arms and Security defence exhibition in Kiev between Ukraine’s defence minister Stepan Poltorak and Pakistan’s minister for defence production Rana Tanveer Hussain.

Reports said that new areas of collaboration would include assessing the viability of establishing joint ventures between Ukrainian industry and Pakistan’s land systems specialist Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) and naval shipbuilder Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW).

Reports cited Hussain as saying that while defence industrial collaboration between the two countries is strong, there are opportunities to enhance and expand co-operation.

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