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Egypt keen to buy Pak’s JF-17 Thunder fighter jet

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Egypt has expressed interest in acquiring Pakistan’s multi-role JF-17 Thunder fighter jets, which the country has manufactured in collaboration with China.

Pakistan’s Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain during a meeting with Egyptian Ambassador Sherif Shaheen offered the sale of JF-17 Thunder aircraft and Super Mashak to Egypt.

In the meeting, the Egyptian Ambassador told the minister that Egypt is looking for collaboration with Pakistan in the defence industry and is interested in purchasing the JF-17 Thunder aircraft from Pakistan, the Dawn reported.

A defence delegation from Egypt would visit defence production facilities in Pakistan to look into the possibility of buying defence-related products, he added.

The minister informed the ambassador that Pakistan was at present selling its traditional weapons to US, UK, Germany and some Far Eastern countries.

He said Iraq had already signed an agreement with Pakistan for the purchase of 20 Super Mashak while a deal with Turkey for the sale of 52 Super Mashak had almost been finalised.