Korea has shown keen interest in building the second shipyard in Pakistan.
Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain along with Additional Secretary Major General Raza Muhammad and Joint Secretary Air Commodore Farrukh visited South Korea on invitation extended by their defence minister.
Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain visited DAPA (defence production administration), SUSAN (the hub of defence production in Korea), Korean Aerospace Industry (KAI), Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) PONGSAN (ammunition building industry)where not only the new technologies were appreciated but both sides agreed to further enhance each other’s capabilities by helping through joint ventures. Both sides announced their interest in establishing mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of defence production. Both sides agreed to develop a plan of action for establishing military and technical cooperation between the two countries.
The Pakistani side invited the Korean defence minister to visit the 8th International Defence Exhibition & Seminar “IDEAS-2014”, 1-4 December 2014, Karachi, Pakistan.
The minister for defence has called for a project plan which will help look into the matter. The Koreans have expressed the desire to establish close ties with Pakistan. They have also called for technology sharing in the field of defence production. The minister also stressed the need of buying and selling of products so that better capabilities on both sides can be made use off.
Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain highlighted the strides Pakistan had made in the field of defence production and significantly talked about the ace aircraft JF-17 being built in Pakistan. He added that Pakistan was producing the best armament and heavy machinery. Our APCs are of B6 protection and are also developing B7 protection vehicles. These are low-cost and state-of-the-art equipment and Pakistan is proud of such developments. He said that Pakistan looks forward to exploring international markets and wants the world to support it in its endeavours. Pakistani Ambassador to Seoul arranged a book and handicrafts exhibition which the minister inaugurated.