Islamabad: Mr. Saqr Bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri Minister of state for defence affairs Qatar called on Federal Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain in his office at Ministry of Defence Production, Rawalpindi on Wednesday.

Federal Minister welcomed the guest and highlighted the importance of Pakistan – Qatar brotherly relations. Federal Minister stated that Pakistan values its relation with Qatar and desire to further strengthen the relation between both the countries.

The Minister expressed special thanks to H.E. DR. Khalid Al Attiyah, Minister for state for Defence Affairs for extending invitation to attend DIMDEX-18.

Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Defence Production briefed the Ambassador about salient of JF-17 thunder aircraft. He said that it is an advanced, all weather, multirole, fighter aircraft with an excellent air-to-air, and air-to-ground combat capabilities.

Federal Minister also briefed the dignitary about the defence industries and their state of the art Defence Products. He further expressed that POF has the expertise and skill to establish production facilities for infantry weapons, small arms and ammunition while security products manufactured by HIT that can also be beneficial for Qatar’s defence forces.

Both sides expressed the desire to expand defence industrial cooperation. The importance of joint ventures and exchange of expertise between the two countries also came under discussion.