Pakistan, UK ‘revive’ defence technical ties

26 September 2017

Pakistan and the United Kingdom have revitalised an agreement to collaborate on defence, Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP) has announced.

In a press release recently published on its website, the MoDP said that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defence technical co-operation had recently been “revived” by the two countries.

It added that Pakistan and the United Kingdom have agreed to “enhance co-operation in all fields including defence production”.

The press release was published following meetings earlier this month between Pakistan’s minister for defence production, Rana Tanveer Hussain, and Greg Hands, the United Kingdom’s minister for international trade.

The MoDP did not elaborate on potential areas of defence production co-operation but previous efforts of the two countries to support collaboration have tended to focus on military vehicles, counter-terrorism technologies, and the development of counter-improvised explosive devices.

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