Minister for Defence Production visits Poland to participate in 25th International Defence Industry Exhibition

Islamabad, September 06, 2017 (PPI-OT):At the invitation of the Polish Government, Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain visited Poland from 3-6 September, 2017 to participate in the 25th International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO-2017) held in Kielce. He met Polish leaders, senior officials involved in defence sector and also witnessed a live fire demonstration.

He met with Polish Minister of National Defence Mr. Antoni Macierewicz on 05 September, 2017. The Minister was accompanied by the Ambassador of Pakistan to Poland and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence Production.

The two Ministers discussed bilateral relations with particular focus on cooperation in the field of defence production. They agreed that both the countries could benefit from each other expertise in this field. Rana Tanveer Hussain appreciated the great progress made by Poland in defence production. He stressed the need for close collaboration between Pakistan and Poland in this field and emphasized regular interaction and exchange of visits by experts and professionals in this regard. Minister for Defence Production extended an invitation to Mr. Antoni Macierewicz to visit Pakistan that was kindly accepted by the latter.

The Polish Minister of National Defence underlined that Pakistan was an important country in the region and that his country greatly valued its growing relations with Pakistan. He conveyed his government’s commitment to further enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in all areas and particularly in the defence sector. Rana Tanveer Hussain also held a meeting with Polish Deputy Minister for National Defence Mr. Bartosz Kownacki and discussed bilateral cooperation between defence production industries of the two countries.

Earlier, on 04 September, 2017, Rana Tanveer Hussain visited Nowa Deba (Polish Armed Forces exercise area) and attended a presentation about Poland’s Defence Forces and Industry. Polish armed forces gave a live demonstration of rescue and relief operation during wartime. Commander Polish Land Forces Brig. General Wojciech Grabowski briefed the Minister about the demonstration and arms and equipment used for it. The Minister also visited arms manufacturing company FB LUCZNIK of the Polish Armament Group.

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