Sharif and Erdogan jointly unveil new warship for Pakistan Navy

Sharif and Erdogan jointly unveil new warship for Pakistan Navy

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan jointly unveiled a Turkish-built warship for the Pakistan Navy as part of a strategic cooperation project between the two friendly countries. Sharif, who is on a two-day visit with a delegation of ministers and officials at the invitation of the Turkish President, said the unveiling of the warship 'PNS Khyber' is a step forward in defense cooperation between the two countries, the official news agency 'Associated Press of Pakistan' reported. Shows depth.

"It is high time that Pakistan and Turkey convert their relationship into a strategic partnership as the world is envious of the relationship between the two brotherly countries," Sharif said during the unveiling of the 'PNS Khyber warship at Istanbul Shipyard. The unveiling of the warship reflected the deep bilateral ties between the two countries in defense cooperation. Pakistan Navy Chief Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi said the induction of warships built by Turkish state-owned defense company Asfat Inc would "give a huge boost to our defense power" and keep the country's enemies at bay.

"Weakness invites aggression, but strength keeps your enemy away," the navy chief told Turkish news agency Anadolu. Therefore, the induction of the Milgem-class warships will significantly strengthen Pakistan's navy." Under the bilateral project, Turkiye has been tasked with building four warships for the Pakistan Navy. Two of these are to be made in Istanbul and two in Karachi. During the unveiling, Sharif informed that the fourth warship would be handed over in February 2025.