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Official Visit of the Federal Minister for Defence Production to the Czech Republic (29 October to 01 November 2017)

(2017-11-01) Honourable Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Defence Production paid an official visit to Czech Republic heading a 4-member delegation at the invitation of Ing. Tomas Kuchta, Deputy Minister for Defence of Czech Republic from 29 October to 01 November 2017.

The Federal Minister for Defence Production accompanied by Major General Tariq Ghafoor, Additional Secretary and Ambassador Dr. Israr Hussain along with the delegation held a meeting with Mr. Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs on 31 October 2017 at the Czernin Palace, Prague. The two delegations expressed satisfaction over smooth progression of bilateral relations in diverse fields. Both the ministers concurred to further strengthen trade and economic ties along with augmentation of defence relations between the two countries. The Minister Tanveer Hussain sought support of Czech Republic in the forthcoming review of GSP+ status for Pakistan. They also shared views on Pakistan-India relations.

The Federal Minister held delegation level talks with Ing. Tomas Kuchta, Deputy Minister of Defence at the Ministry of Defence. Both the ministers agreed to promote defence cooperation by identifying areas of common interests and explore possibilities of establishing joint-ventures involving transfer of technology to Pakistan.

The Federal Minister for Defence Production extended invitation to Deputy Minister for an official visit to Pakistan which was accepted. He also expressed optimism that the forthcoming visit of Deputy Minister will add further substance to defence cooperation between the two countries.

Minister Tanveer Hussain also visited Czech defence facilities including Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ), OMNIPOL and Aero Vodochody.

01 November 2017