Pakistan, South Africa sign memo on defence

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Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and South African Defence and Military Veterans Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakulu on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Defence and Defence Industrial Cooperation”.

Per details, the MoU binds both countries to establish a Joint Defence Committee to strengthen and diversify collaborative structures, training of armed personnel and exchange of information through formal structures.

“We appreciate Pakistan’s defence efforts and the MoU has paved way for military technical agreement between Pakistan and South Africa,” said Mapisa-Mqakulu.

“Pakistan has made significant achievements in the war against terrorism and now stands among the countries most actively fighting the war against terrorism,” said Asif.

Mapisa-Nqakulu also mentioned South Africa’s interest in purchasing fighter Super Mushtaq jet from Pakistan and stated intention to further discussions.

A high-level delegation is accompanying Mapisa-Nqakulu on her visit to Pakistan from March 26 to 29.

Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and South African Defence and Military Veterans Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakulu on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Defence and Defence Industrial Cooperation”.

Per details, the MoU binds both countries to establish a Joint Defence Committee to strengthen and diversify collaborative structures, training of armed personnel and exchange of information through formal structures.

“We appreciate Pakistan’s defence efforts and the MoU has paved way for military technical agreement between Pakistan and South Africa,” said Mapisa-Mqakulu.

“Pakistan has made significant achievements in the war against terrorism and now stands among the countries most actively fighting the war against terrorism,” said Asif.

Mapisa-Nqakulu also mentioned South Africa’s interest in purchasing fighter Super Mushtaq jet from Pakistan and stated intention to further discussions.

A high-level delegation is accompanying Mapisa-Nqakulu on her visit to Pakistan from March 26 to 29.

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