Pakistan and Turkey Reaffirm Resolve to Deepen Defense Cooperation at the 11th HLMDG Meeting

Issue 65 - February 2016

The 11th meeting of the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Military Dialogue Group (HLMDG) was held in Ankara on 27-28th October 2015. Defence Secretary Lt. General (Retd.) Muhammad Alam Khattak led the Pakistan delegation, while Deputy Chief of Turkish Armed Forces General Yaşar Güler headed the Turkish delegation.

 Lt. General (Retd.) Muhammad Alam Khattak, in his speech at the inaugural session, stated that both Pakistan and Turkey enjoy close relations and have similarity of views on all international issues. He particularly referred to the existing excellent cooperation between the Pakistan and Turkish Armed Forces and their mutual desire to further intensifying these ties. He also briefed about the successful military operation Zarb-e-Azb.