Iraq Deputy Defence Minister calls on Air Chief

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Secretary General Jabbar Thejel Mutlag, Deputy Defence Minister, Iraq called on Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force in his office today. During the meeting, several key areas of mutual interest, enhanced bilateral relations and defence cooperation were discussed.

Secretary General Jabbar Thejel Mutlag, Deputy Defence Minister, Iraq commended the professionalism of PAF and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in promoting regional peace.

Chief of the Air Staff said that Pakistan and Iraq enjoy longstanding religious, cultural and historical bonds which are manifested through strong ties between both the countries. The Air Chief further highlighted that the advancement in space, electronic warfare, cyber and niche technologies coupled with artificial intelligence had profoundly affected the traditional environment of national security. Pakistan Air Force is fully focused in acquisition and development of these technologies through smart inductions and human resource development for cost effective operations.

Both the dignitaries also agreed to further optimize the existing ties between both the air forces particularly in training and operational domains.

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