ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium Charles Joseph M Delogne held a meeting with the Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Islamabad on Thursday.
During the meeting, the defence minister highlighted that there is enormous potential to further strengthen relations between the two Countries in various fields including trade investment, defence, science and technology and people to people contact.
The minister reiterated that Pakistan is committed to stability and peace in the region with particular focus on its relations with Afghanistan and India. He said that a peaceful Afghanistan is in the interest of Pakistan and of the whole region.
Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan continues to stress upon political settlement and encouragement of Afghans to work towards peace.
Moreover, he mentioned that Belgium is an important NATO ally, and it may share its experience with Pakistan’s defence forces in capacity building.
The minister expressed that Pakistan’s desire to enhance defence collaboration with Belgium on transfer of technology basis and ease of access to defence technology of EU.
Both sides agreed to further strengthen the institutional framework for high level bilateral coordination to achieve regional as well as global peace and prosperity.