Ukrainian FM to visit Pakistan for more defence equipment

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba will be visiting Pakistan in a few days to discuss procurement of additional defence equipment.

Sources indicate that he will meet with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari during his three-day visit.

Though, there has been no official confirmation on either side about the visit.

Noteworthy, Pakistan has been providing arms, ammunition, and artillery supplies to Ukraine since last August at the behest of the West and via third countries including Poland and Germany.

Rather, the UK Ministry of Defence had entered a deal with the Pakistan Ordnance Board to supply arms to Ukraine.

Worth mentioning, Ukraine and Pakistan have had close military and industrial ties since the 1990s. And in the last 30 years, the arms trade between them has reached $1.6 billion.

Rather, as reported by Economic Times in April 2023 that Pakistan will be exporting three consignments of 155mm artillery ammunition rounds over the next three months to Kiev via Poland to help Ukraine fight the ongoing invasion by Russia.

The consignments will be shipped by Pak Ordnance Factory from Karachi Port to Gdansk Port Poland in the next three months and subsequently moved to Ukraine.