Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Visited Turkey

Issue 58 - February 2015

The Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI(M), who was on a four day bilateral visit to Turkey from 10-13 December, met  with the Minister for National Defence of Turkey Mr. Ismet Yilmaz, Acting Chief of the Turkish General Staff General Yaşar Güler, Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces Admiral Recep Bülent Bostanoğlu, and Undersecretary for Turkish Defence Industries Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir.

The visiting Pakistani dignitary, during his meeting with the Minister for National Defence Mr. İsmet Yılmaz, discussed matters pertaining to further boosting defence ties. Mr. İsmet Yılmaz reassured to share Turkish defence sector experience with Pakistan. They discussed progress on the ongoing defence projects. Admiral Zakaullah said Turkey is one of the first foreign countries that he is visiting after assuming the office of the Chief of Naval Staff. He briefed the Minister about the successful international defence exhibition, IDEAS 2014, organized by Pakistan in Karachi. He said the response from foreign exhibitors from all over the world was overwhelming. He particularly mentioned the Turkish defence producers, who had the largest pavilion in the entire exhibition.