Islamabad—Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain Thursday said Pakistan was vigilant about security of its borders and successful execution of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
“The CPEC project can also offer huge transit benefits to Iran,” he said while talking to Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost, who called on him here.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed to further strengthen bilateral cooperations in diverse fields including defence, defence production, energy and technology,
“Both the countries agreed to fund 0.2 million for research projects,” said a press release. The minister invited the envoy to visit maritime facilities including the Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW).
Mehdi Honardoost assured the minister of his cooperation and said that Iran was keen to further strengthen relations with Pakistan, which were mutually beneficial to the peoples of the two countries.
He also underlined the need for direct flight operation between Tehran and Islamabad.
OIC ambassador Abdul Moiz Bukhari also called on the minister. He said “We are pleased at the positive efforts made by Pakistan to help brother Muslim countries through the platform of OIC and we hope that this strong bond will further strengthen in the fields of Science & Technology with full cooperation from Pakistan.”
“This is the need of the hour. With out progress on scientific and technological grounds, no country can thrive in current global scenario. Thus it is imperative that we all come together for the greater good of each of our countries individually and for the whole Muslim Ummah collectively,” said the Federal Minister for Science & Technology.
“Pakistan has always been concerned for the well being of the Muslim brethren and will continue to actively support whenever and how ever is in our capacity to strengthen the mutual ties on scientific and technological grounds,” added Rana Tanveer.
“Science & Technology is the back bone of progress in current global scenario and it is dire need of the day that we stand together, share our expertise and strengthen each other for a pleasant present and a bright future”. It should be noted here that educated lot that is able to comprehend the importance of science and technology can prove to be the future torch bearers of success in all fields of life, may that be commerce, medicine, diplomacy, politics, entertainment, industry or what not.