Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi jointly cut the first metal plate of the first of the four MILGEM Ada class corvette at a graceful ceremony in Istanbul on Sunday.

While addressing guests at the ceremony, Turkish President termed the brotherly Pakistan-Turkey relations as exemplary saying that great potential exists for collaboration in the defence production field.

Referring to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, he said the world need to know about the sufferings of the Kashmiri people who are continuously braving curfew and blockade since 5th August.

Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in his opening speech termed this project as another testimony of the Pakistan-Turkey brotherhood. He updated the guests about the recent situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.