Pretoria, 24 September 2022 (TDI): Pakistan established its Pavilion at the Africa Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (AAD). It was organized by Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) to showcase Defence-related products at AAD.

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Mazhar Javed also visited the Pakistani pavilion on Thursday. He was briefed by Pakistan Defence Exhibitors during his visit to the Pavilion.


The Exhibition commenced at Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, South Africa on Wednesday. The exhibition will last till Sunday.

The Exhibition commenced after a 2-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is Africa’s only aerospace and defense expo that combines both a trade exhibition and an air show.

The Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 is also an opportunity for companies from across the world to work together. The first three days of the expo are trade days while the last 2 days will feature air shows.

During the event, the South African National Defense Force also put on a “mini war” display, while the South African Police Service also set a hijacking/hostage rescue display. This involved aircraft, vehicles, simulated gunfire, and other demos.

Countries like the US, Belgium, and China are also participating in the event. Moreover, companies and corporations from various countries are also participating in the event.

Pakistan and South Africa’s Bilateral Relations

Pakistan and South Africa enjoy partnerships in different fields. This includes trade and investment as well as defense and military.

Diplomatic Relations between both countries started in 1994. Moreover, both countries exhibit positive bilateral trade each year.

South Africa exports US$240 million worth of goods to Pakistan on a yearly basis. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s exports to South Africa reach almost US$210 million every year.

The two countries also look forward to utilizing possible opportunities for collaboration to strengthen bilateral ties.