MoD, Pakistani military chief discuss defence cooperation

Closer cooperation in defence and the arms industry was the topic of Tuesday talks in Warsaw between Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak and Chief of Staff of the Pakistani Armed Forces Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Błaszczak said that Poland considered defence cooperation with Pakistan proof of the good political relations binding both countries. He added that relations between Pakistan and Poland are based on mutual trust and shared security interests.

The two politicians also discussed cooperation in military training, including the possible participation of Pakistani soldiers in training courses fielded by Polish military schools, and international security issues.

In April, Poland and Pakistan signed a defence cooperation agreement.

The Pakistani Armed Forces currently number over 650,000 troops serving in the country's land, naval and air forces.