Pakistan holds first ever defence exhibition in Iraq (VIDEO)

04:32 PM | 6 Apr, 2021
Pakistan holds first ever defence exhibition in Iraq (VIDEO)

BAGHDAD – Pakistan has held its first ever defence exhibition in Iraq, .

During the exhibition, Pakistani defence officials can be seen showcasing country’s indigenous defence products to Iraqi officials including the Al-Khalid Main Battle Tank, the JF-17 Thunder Combat Aircraft, the Takbir Glide Bomb/Precision Munition and the Azmat Class Missile Boat.

The Iraqi officials visited various stalls and took keen interest in Pakistani defence products.

Just last week, the defence authorities of Pakistan and Iraq discussed measures to enhance the level and scope of bilateral military engagements between the two countries, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza, who was on an official visit to Iraq in March, held talks with Iraqi Defence Minister Juma Enad Sadoon Khattab Al Jibori, Iraqi Chief of Staff General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yar Allah Al Lami and Commander Iraqi Air Force Lieutenant General Shahab Jihad Ali, said the military’s media wing in the statement.

Earlier on February 25, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan acknowledges sacrifices rendered by Iraqi nation in fight against terrorism. The Chief of Army Staff said this during a meeting with Iraqi Defence Minister Jummah Enaad Saadoon Khatab Al Jibori who called on him at General Headquarters (GHQ), said the ISPR in a statement.

The army chief also offered all possible assistance and cooperation to Iraq in development and defence-related fields. According to ISPR, during the meeting, matters pertaining to mutual interest, regional security issues and measures to further enhance bilateral defence collaboration were discussed. Both sides reaffirmed their determination to work together for enhancing security and stability in the region.