Islamabad - Pakistan and South Africa on Friday agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of defence including intelligence sharing.

Both sides agreed during a meeting between a South African delegation headed by Minister for Public Enterprises Lynne Brown and Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain at the Ministry of Defence Production in Rawalpindi. 

Hussain said that Pakistan valued the relations with South Africa and wished to further enhance the existing ties. 

The federal minister highlighted the importance of enhanced defence collaboration between the defence industries of the two countries including joint production.  He also emphasized that military and defence relations between Pakistan and South Africa have the potential to grow further.

Hussain said that Pakistan has a well-established defence industry comparable to defence industry of any advance countries.

Both side discussed the avenues for enhancement of defence collaboration and mutual cooperation.

Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra also gave a briefing to the delegation on its on-going defence projects and their potential.

Lynne Brown thanked Hussain for the warm hospitality extended to the South African delegation and providing the opportunity to discuss avenues which eventually will lead to enhancing bilateral relations between two countries.