From a self-celebratory article by Vadym Nozdria on the website of the Ukrainian National News Agency (Ukrinform). Ukrainian-Pakistani military integration complements Ukrainian-Turkey-Azerbaijan military integration.
The remaining doubts that Pakistan once again treats Ukraine as a reliable strategic partner were dispelled by the visit to our country in May this year by the Commander-in-Chief of the IRP Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. This is the first time in the history of Ukrainian-Pakistani relations that such a high-level visit has taken place.
Ukrainian arms exporters are actively regaining lost ground in global markets. And this is something that’s hard not to notice. After all, recently, from declarations of intent, negotiations, and signing of memoranda, things have moved to the plane of practical implementation of the agreements reached. As, for example, in the case of the contract for the repair of T-80UD tanks, which Ukrspecexport signed this March with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Recently, Ukrspecexport secured a 30% advance payment from the Pakistani party under the said contract, amounting to a total of $85.6 million….
[The] increase in the dynamics of defense partnership between Ukraine and Pakistan after many years of calm has yielded first significant results.
Pakistani delegations paid 17 working visits to Ukraine….In turn, Ukrspecexport experts last year made ten working trips to Pakistan.
Another confirmation of the deepening of relations between Ukraine and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the field of military-technical cooperation was the International Arms Exhibit IDEX-2021, where, in fact, a nearly 86 million contract for tanks repair was inked.
The remaining doubts that Pakistan once again treats Ukraine as a reliable strategic partner were dispelled by the visit to our country in May this year by the Commander-in-Chief of the IRP Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. This is the first time in the history of Ukrainian-Pakistani relations that such a high-level visit has taken place. Its outcome has confirmed that Pakistan, as a country developing a program of high-precision and tank weapons, boasting of significant military-industrial ambitions, is truly interested in cooperation with Ukraine.
It should be added that another delegation of Pakistan’s army is expected to visit Ukraine in the near future, which will result in the signing of new contracts for the supply of the latest products of the Ukrainian defense industry. The leaders of the Pakistani defense industry intend to continue cooperation with Ukraine, deepen production cooperation, and purchase new weapons.