Pakistan and Brazil signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Defence Cooperation in Brasilia today. Brazilian Minister of Defence Hon. Fernando Azevedo e Silva and Ambassador of Pakistan in Brazil H.E Mr. Najm us Saqib signed the document on behalf of their respective Governments.

Speaking at the occasion, Defence Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva and Ambassador Najm us Saqib expressed satisfaction over the steady pace of strengthening bilateral relations especially in the defence field. Both looked forward to utilizing the additional avenues of cooperation, provided in the MoU on Defence Cooperation.

Pakistan-Brazil defence relations are marked by goodwill and cordiality. High level defence related visits to and from Brazil indicate a common desire to strengthen bilateral defence relations. Both countries are major troop contributors to the UN peacekeeping operations.

The two countries enjoy cordial and friendly relations ever since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1950. Inking of bilateral Agreement on Technical Cooperation in August 2018 opened doors for increased interaction in the important fields of health, education and science & technology. Signing of the MoU on Defence Cooperation is yet another manifestation of Pakistan-Brazil cordial relationship, indicating a common desire of strengthening ties in all fields.

Brasilia
5 August 2019

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