Turkish President, Pakistani PM Inaugurated New Ship For Pakistan Navy

Turkish President, Pakistani PM Inaugurated New Ship For Pakistan Navy

ISTANBUL, Nov 26 (NNN-APP) – Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and visiting Pakistani Prime Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, jointly inaugurated yesterday, a corvette warship, which was built by Türkiye for the Pakistani Navy.

In his speech, at the launching ceremony in Istanbul, Sharif said, the inauguration of PNS Khyber, the third of the four MILGEM corvettes, represents “the deepening of defence cooperation” between the two countries.

The Pakistani leader stressed that, the bilateral defence cooperation is for peace, not for war or aggression.

For his part, the Turkish leader lauded the defence cooperation between the two countries, adding that, the two countries have been building a robust security and defence partnership, on top of deep historical and cultural ties.

Sharif landed in Türkiye earlier yesterday, for a two-day visit.

The first corvette for the Pakistani Navy, PNS Babar, was launched in Istanbul, in Aug, 2021.

– NNN-APP

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