Iran, Pakistan to jointly manufacture arms

July 17, 2018

TEHRAN - Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Baqeri announced on Tuesday that Iran and Pakistan plan to jointly manufacture weapons.

“We make efforts to jointly manufacture defensive arms with Pakistan which can be introduced as the Islamic countries’ joint product,” he told reporters after his meeting with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad.

Baqeri, who was on three-day tour of Pakistan, said that during his visit, he discussed a number of issues, including military training and defense relations, with officials in Islamabad.

In a separate meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, the officials discussed military cooperation.

Baqeri also held separate talks with Pakistan’s Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and Foreign Minister Abdullah Hussain Haroon.

NA/PA

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