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

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

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

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

In the meeting, the Egyptian Ambassador told the minister that is looking for collaboration with 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 to look into the possibility of buying defence-related products, he added.

The minister informed the ambassador that was at present selling its traditional weapons to US, UK, 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.

First Published: Sat, December 05 2015. 14:22 IST