Egypt, Pakistan Discuss Cooperation In Military Production

CAIRO, Mar 24 (NNN-MENA) – Senior Egyptian and Pakistani military officials, discussed yesterday, cooperation between the two countries in the field of military production, said the Egyptian Ministry of Military Production, in a statement.

The discussion came during a meeting held in Cairo, between Egyptian Minister of State for Military Production, Mohamed Ahmed Morsi, and a Pakistani high-level delegation, led by Chairman of Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), Ali Amir Awan, according to the statement.

They addressed ways to enhance cooperation between Egyptian military production companies and their Pakistani counterparts, to achieve “strategic partnership” that would benefit the two countries.

During the meeting, Morsi stressed “historical relations” between Egypt and Pakistan, expressing his aspiration to develop bilateral cooperation in various fields and strengthen consultation on issues of concern, including “fighting terrorism and extremist ideology.”

For his part, the POF chief expressed Pakistan’s interest in strengthening partnership with Egypt, especially in the field of military production, noting state-owned POF produces a wide range of arms, ammunition and military equipment.

The two sides reviewed the proposed cooperation between Egypt’s Heliopolis Company for Chemical Industries (Factory 81), and the Pakistani firearm company POF, in technology transfer for manufacturing anti-tank mines, industrial explosives and other military products.– NNN-MENA


Source: NAM News Network