Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr E. Huseynov / Azerbaijani Defence Industry Minister, Yavar Jamalov, intends to pay a visit to Pakistan at the beginning of 2008. "The exact date of the visit has not yet been set. But most likely, it will take place in February," the Consul of Azerbaijani Embassy in Pakistan, Dashgin Shikarov, said by phone from Islamabad on 19 October.
During the visit, the parties will discuss ways of developing cooperation in the defense industry between Azerbaijan and Pakistan, Shikarov said. According to him, the program and the agenda of the visit have still to be developed.
In the spring of 2007, at the international military exhibition IDEAS in Dubai, the Azerbaijani side became interested in the multi-functional JF-17 fighter developed and produced jointly by China and Pakistan, as well as small-bore weapons and tanks made in Pakistan, according to CNews R& D Army.