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Pakistan Air Force Chief calls on Indonesian Defence Minister

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Islamabad, February 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal, Tahir Rafique Butt called on Indonesian Defence Minister Mr. Purnomo Yusgiantoro says a press release received from Jakarta today.

During the meeting both sides discussed issues of mutual interest including bilateral defence cooperation. The Defence Minister of Indonesia fondly recalled his visit to Pakistan last year.

The Air Chief briefed the Defence Minister about the regional situation and Pakistan’s contribution in its fight against global terrorism. The Air Chief said that Kashmir was the core issue between Pakistan and India. He briefed him about the recent violations by the Indian security forces on LoC. He said that Pakistan wanted to have normal relations with India as peace and stability in this region would be in the mutual interest of the two countries.

The Air Chief further said that Pakistan was still holding about three million Afghan refugees on its territory. Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with its neighbours.

Both sides discussed enhancement of cooperation in defence field including training and exchange of visits from both sides on regular basis.

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Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
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