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01:39 PM, October 12, 2016
Pakistan Eyes Joint Venture With Ukraine For Tanks, Ships Manufacturing
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Pakistan is discussing of joint tank manufacturing and shipbuilding with Ukraine.

Pakistani Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain accompanied by a delegation of defense firms is on a four day visit to Kiev, Ukraine to attend arms and security expo 2016.

The minister held meetings with Secretary General National Security and Defence council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, Dy. Defence Minister of Ukraine Oleg Pavlovsky and Director General UkrObornProm and Ukrspecexport, a state owned organization of Ukraine Roman Romanov and discussed ways to explore new avenues to enhance bilateral relations especially in the field of defence production for joint venture with HIT Taxila and KSEW Karachi, the associated press of Pakistan reported Tuesday.

Hussain offered to collaborate in the field of training facilities against terrorism and also discussed the joint venture in tank manufacturing in HIT Taxila and Ships at Karachi Shipyard.

The minister extended invitation to Ukrainian companies to participate in IDEAS to be held in Karachi in November this year.

He further said that Pakistan values Ukraine on his support in military cooperation especially in tanks. 

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