Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the ‘Welding Ceremony’ of third MILGEM class ship of Pakistan Navy (PN) in Turkey on Sunday a day earlier.
As per details, Welding Ceremony of third ship of MILGEM class corvettes for Pakistan Navy was held at Istanbul Naval Shipyard (INSY), Turkey.
The event was attended by President of Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey H.E Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi who jointly kicked off the project by performing block welding.
Addressing the ceremony, the Turkish premier highlighted defense collaboration as major milestone and Strategic Economic Framework as step to enhance bilateral ties and reaffirmed Turkey’s support in field of defense.
According to Pakistan Navy spokesperson, contract for 4 corvettes with Transfer of Technology (ToT) was signed with ASFAT which entails construction of two corvettes at Turkey Pakistan each.
These ships will be technologically most advanced platforms of PN and will contribute in maintaining peace and balance of power in Indian Ocean Region (IOR).