Pakistan, South Africa look to expand industrial ties

02 November 2017

Pakistan and South Africa have pledged to expand defence industrial collaboration, the government-run Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported on 2 November.

The APP said officials from both countries discussed ways to enhance such co-operation during meetings in Islamabad between Pakistan’s Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and Lynne Brown, South Africa’s minister of public enterprises.

According to the report, Hussain highlighted to South African representatives the “importance of enhanced defence collaboration between the defence industries of the two countries including joint production”. Citing Brown, the APP report said the two countries are also looking to “improve co-ordination for joint defence industrial projects”.

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