RAWALPINDI: Pakistan and Italy have reiterated their desire to further promote and intensify bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade, economy and particularly Defence. This was discussed at a meeting between Federal Minister for Defence, Chaudary Ahmad Mukhtar, and the Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan, Mr. Vincenzo Prati, who called on him on Monday. The Minister told the envoy that Pakistan and Italy enjoyed excellent relations which needed to be further broadened and expanded for the mutual benefits of the two countries.
The meeting noted that there was room for promoting security understanding between the two countries. The Ambassador said it was essential to promote people to people and military to military contacts which would help in promoting greater understanding between the two sides. The meeting emphasized the need to enhance cooperation in the field of defence collaboration as well as exchange of delegations at political and military levels.-SANA