ANKARA, Turkey: The Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, who is visiting Turkey from January 12-16, held meetings with the senior Turkish defence officials and discussed ways to further promote Pakistan-Turkey defence ties.
The visiting Pakistani dignitary separately called on the Turkish Minister for National Defence Hulusi Akar, the Chief of the Turkish General Staff General Yaşar Güler, the Turkish Air Force Commander General Hasan Küçükakyüz, and the Head of the Presidency of Turkish Defence Industries Professor Dr Ismail Demir.
During his interaction with the top Turkish Defence Officials, the Chief of Air Chief of Pakistan reiterated his commitment to enhance cooperation with Turkey in the fields of defence production, security and training by capitalizing on the respective strengths of each side.
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar also appreciated the Turkish defence production sector which has made good progress over the last few years.
The Air Chief had a detailed meeting with the Turkish Air Force Commander General Hasan Küçükakyüz.
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar thanked Turkey for the regular participation of Solo Turk in the national day celebrations of Pakistan.
Various matters of mutual interest aimed at further promoting ties between the air forces of the two brotherly Countries were deliberated.
Both sides discussed in detail how the air forces of the brotherly countries could enhance collaboration and exchange expertise in meeting the challenges of the contemporary world.
This included Pakistan’s participation in the Anatolian Eagle multinational exercise in Turkey, the Turkish Air force participation in various exercises organized by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), training and exchange of pilots, as well as defence production.
During his stay in Ankara, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan also visited Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), the leading technology firm HAVELSAN as well as the Military Electronic Industries of Turkey (ASELSAN) and Turkey’s defence contracting firm ASFAT.