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Arsen Avakov met with Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Army Qamar Javed Bajwa

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19th May 2021, 16:45
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Ukraine and Pakistan may soon settle migration issues and open tourism and business opportunities for the two countries. This was stated today, May 19, during a meeting between the Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistani Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Minister of Interior of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.

 "If bilaterally desired, Ukraine and Pakistan can very quickly establish contacts between the ministries of internal affairs of our countries, settle migration issues and open the way for tourists and businessmen," Arsen Avakov said.

 At the same time, the parties discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in the field of training of NGU officers, mutual recognition of driver's licenses, exchange of information in the fight against transnational crime and terrorism.

 The Minister of Interior of Ukraine noted that the Ministry of Interior has launched a new aviation project, which provides for border control, firefighting, rapid aerial logistics, as well as cooperation with doctors under the Unified System of Aviation Security and Civil Protection of the Ministry. To this end, Ukraine has signed a contract with Airbus for the supply of 55 new helicopters.

 "We invite representatives of your military to visit Ukraine, just when the training of MOI units will be held with the participation of aviation. In addition, your military will be able to see how the pilots of the Ministry of Interior are trained, "Arsen Avakov said.

 The Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistani Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, thanked Arsen Avakov for the meeting and stressed that there are many opportunities for bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and Pakistan.

 "Military cooperation remains an important area of ​​bilateral cooperation between our countries. It is an exchange of experience in the field of training your officers of the NGU and the Armed Forces. In addition, our country can share the experience gained in the fight against terrorism, "said Qamar Javed Bajwa.

 The Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Army stressed that Islamabad seeks to deepen bilateral cooperation between the two countries.