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Pakistan Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif and Turkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan jointly launch a new warship for the Pakistan Navy (see photo)

Islamabad, November 26th: Pakistani Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have jointly launched a corvette warship built by Turkiye for the Pakistan Navy under a strategic cooperation project, media reports said on Saturday.

Sharif, who is on a two-day visit to Turkiye at the invitation of the Turkish president with a delegation of ministers and officials, said at the inauguration ceremony on Friday that the launch of the PNS Kyber represents a deepening of defense cooperation between the two countries. State-run Pakistani Associated Press reported. Pakistan: Imran Khan arrives in Islamabad, party caravan first converges towards rally grounds in Rawalpindi after assassination bid.

“As the world envied the relationship between the two brother nations, it was time for Pakistan and Turkiye to turn that relationship into a strategic partnership,” Sharif said during the launch of PNS Kyber at the Istanbul Shipyard. Told.

He said the ship’s launch revealed the deep bilateral commitment between the two countries in defense cooperation. PNS Khyber is her third of her four corvettes that Turkiye has built for the Pakistani Navy under a joint cooperation project.

Under this project, Turkiye was entrusted with the construction of four corvette warships (two in Istanbul and two in Karachi) for the Pakistani Navy. The Pakistan Navy’s first corvette warship, known as PNS Babar, will be launched in Istanbul in August 2021, and the cornerstone for the second ship, PNS Badr, she will lay in Karachi in May 2022, according to Dawn newspaper. Another report on the inauguration said: Imran Khan praises India’s ‘exemplary’ foreign policy. He criticized the incumbent Pakistani government.

The warship was built by ASFAT Inc, a Turkish state-owned defense contractor. Sharif said at his inauguration that a fourth warship would be delivered to her in February 2025. On this occasion, Sharif stressed the need to strengthen trade between Pakistan and Turkiye. He also pitched an investment in his 10,000 megawatt solar project in Pakistan to a Turkish entrepreneur.



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