Minister for Defence Pervaiz Khattak meets his Belarusian Counterpart on the side-line of the Meeting of Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Tajikistan

Islamabad, July 28, 2021 (PPI-OT):H.E. Mr. Pervaiz Khattak, Minister for Defence, who is currently in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to attend meeting of Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, met his Belarusian Counterpart on the side-line. Mr. Pervaiz Khattak said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Belarus bilaterally and in context of EU. He underscored the importance of enhancement of interaction between defence forces of Pakistan and Belarus. Mr. Khattak highlighted Pakistan’s commitment for facilitating peace efforts in Afghanistan.

He also said that CPEC does not have any military designs and informed that the project will contribute towards peace, stability and economic development in the region. The Minister emphasized that both countries should enhance collaboration in training of Armed Personnel, transfer of technology and sharing of defence related expertise between the two countries. The Defence Ministers of both countries expressed satisfaction over the ongoing defence collaboration between Pakistan and Belarus and agreed to work together to achieve the common goal of regional peace and security. They also agreed to work together to further strengthen their bilateral cooperation in the field of defence.

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