ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force called on Major General Abdusalom Azizov, Minister of Defence and A. Burhanov, Deputy Minister of Defence and Commander Air Defence and Air Force of Uzbekistan at Ministry of Defence in Tashkent.
During the meetings, matters of mutual interest and regional issues including security situation in Afghanistan and it’s fall out on neighbouring countries were discussed. Uzbek leadership lauded PAF’s pivotal role in fighting the war against terrorism and expressed their desire to learn from PAF experiences and showed keen interest in indigenization process of PAF. CAS offered various capacity building measures for Uzbekistan Air Force.
He also offered military and flying training to their personnel at various PAF training institutions along with collaboration in aviation field for research and development. The Air Chief also extended invitation to his counterpart to visit various PAF facilities in Pakistan.
Later on, the Air Chief visited one of the operational bases and appreciated the operational readiness and professionalism of its personnel.