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France, Pakistan inks agreement on defense cooperation

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan and France signed defense collaboration Plan for the years 2008-09 at Joint Staff Headquarters Chaklala on Tuesday. A special signing ceremony was held here in this milieu where Director General Foreign Military Cooperation Joint Staff Headquarters, Major General Noor Hussain and Air Marshal Pierre Bourlot, Deputy Chief of Staff of French Forces for International Relations signed the Defence Collaboration Plan.

Both sides have agreed to accelerate military cooperation between the two countries and have offered military courses and training assistance for Tri services officers. They also agreed to participate in forthcoming major training exercises of Joint forces which will be held during the next two years.

The plan also envisages exchange of technical expertise to boost level of cooperation in technological matters and its transfer for capacity building of Pakistan Armed Forces. Concluding the talks which continued for two days they resolved to boost military ties between two countries.-SANA

Pakistan, France sign Defence Collaboration Plan
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan and France on Tuesday signed a two year Defence Collaboration Plan to accelerate military cooperation. Defense agreement to this effect was signed by the two sides here Tuesday. International military assistance director general of Joint Staff Headquarters France, Air Marshal Ferry Broeler signed the agreement.

The plan also offered military courses and training assistance for Tri-services officers.
It also envisages exchange of technical expertise to boost level of cooperation in technological matters and its transfer for capacity building of Pakistan Armed Forces.

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