The Ambassador of Uzbekistan H.E Mr. Furkat Sidikov along with Lt Col Sadullah Tashmatov, Defence Attache called on Ms. Zobaida Jalal Federal Minister for Defence Production in Rawalpindi today. Maj Gen Ali Amir Awan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence Production was also present on the occassaion.

Federal Minister stated that Pakistan attaches great value to its friendly and cooperative ties with Uzbekistan, as the two nations have deep cultural affinities and shared traditions. Ms. Zobaida Jalal also stated that relations between the two countries are based on mutual respect and trust.

During the meeting both sides stressed on the need to explore avenues in the field of joint production ventures. It was further emphasized that the existing cordial relations between the two countries be translated into active cooperation in the defence production sector. The Ambassador of Uzbekistan shared that Pakistan is a resource rich nation with a vibrant economy and great potential for further growth.

Ms. Zobaida Jalal, Minister for Defence Production, thanked the Uzbek leadership for supporting Pakistan’s endeavours for full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and extended well wishes for people of Uzbekistan.

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