Pakistan-Germany to advance defence cooperation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Germany here Wednesday thoroughly deliberated and decided to enhance mutual defence cooperation at a high level meeting.

According to a press release, the understanding to enhance defence ties was reached during a meeting of German Ambassador, Ina Lepel and Minister of Defence Production (MoDP) Rana Tanvir Hussain.

Ina Lepel in the meeting said that Pakistan was a quite safe country and she was very much interested in travelling and seeing entire Pakistan.

“Pakistan is a safe place as contrary to reputation in international media. The degree of terrorism is greater in Pakistan than the rest of the world due to its geo strategic location. Pakistan is very much successful in combating the menace of terrorism”, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister of Defence Production remarked.

They further discussed areas of mutual interest between Pakistan and Germany. It was mentioned that defence ties were good between two countries. But these bonds needed to be strengthened further.

Rector COMSAT was also present in the meeting. He invited German Ambassador to Abbottabad in order to develop mutual venture in research on drugs and study on high mountains.

This is second tenure of Ina Lapel as Ambassador in Pakistan. She had earlier between 2006 and 2009 served in Pakistan and later on in July 2015 she again took over as Ambassador of Germany in Pakistan.

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