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ABU DHABI - Pakistan is eager to cooperate with Turkey in the area of shipbuilding.

A Pakistani delegation who visited Turkey in January was informed on National Ship Project (MILGEM) of Turkey. Pakistan wants to cooperate with Turkey in building of minimum four corvettes (warships).

Sources said that Turkey is expected to submit its bidding on building of four warships for Pakistan within this month, stating that a delegation from Pakistan would visit Turkey in April at invitation of Defense Industry Undersecretariat and hold technical talks with Turkish authorities.

On the other hand, Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul, who is currently in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for the International Defense Fair IDEX-2007, held meetings with ministers and general staff chiefs of several countries today.

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