Pakistan and the United Kingdom would be strengthening the bilateral defence ties as per their agreement on Tuesday.
This was decided during Stephen Lovegrove—the Ministry of Defence UK Permanent Secretary meetings with Parvez Khattak—the Defence Minister and the Secretary Defence—Lt Gen (retd) Ikram ul Haq in Rawalpindi.
During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on the matters about international and regional security. Ways and means for further strengthening the defence ties were also discussed.
The two countries took stock of the progress and development made since the last round of Pak-UK Defence Cooperation Forum which was held in the United Kingdom and explored new ventures for collaboration.
The meeting agreed that the cooperation between Pakistan and the UK in all domains of mutual interest should continue on more aggressively by focusing on acquiring the set targets. Both the countries decided to boost the level of interaction at all levels.
The permanent secretary Ministry of Defence UK also called on the joint chiefs of staff committee and the chief of army staff for discussing the matters of common interests.
The British defence secretary along with his delegation is paying visit to Pakistan for attending the 16th Session of Pakistan-UK Defence Cooperation Forum meeting.
The forum provides a detailed mechanism for bilateral collaboration in the domains of defense and defense industry.