Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is on an official visit to Turkey, called on Defence Minister of Turkey, Mr Fikri ISIK today. Matters related to regional situation and bilateral security cooperation were discussed. Both agreed upon the tremendous potential for cooperation in the fields of security policies, defence production and human resource training. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Mr Sohail was also present during the meeting .
Earlier COAS visited Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). Upon arrival he was briefed about the projects being undertaken by TAI in both military and civil aviation industry. TAI has developed particular expertise in helicopters and UAVs. COAS visited the facility and took an introductory flight in T129 attack helicopter.
Speaking on the occasion, COAS warmly appreciated the indigenous technical prowess achieved by Turkey. Pakistan has great technological and industrial potential which open the scope for very meaningful defence cooperation between the two countries.