KARACHI: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah visited Russian, Turkish and Indonesian warships on Sunday, as part of Exercise Aman-17 under way at Karachi Port.
A guard of honour was held during his visit to different warships. He also met naval officers and sailors on the ships.
On the occasion, the commanding officers of the warships briefed him on different operations and performances of the ships.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah today visited various ships of foreign navies participating in the Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN-17.
Upon his arrival, the Naval Chief was warmly welcomed by senior officers/Task Group Commanders/commanding officers of respective ships and was presented guard of honour by smartly turned out contingents.
The Naval Chief visited participating ships of Australia, China, Indonesia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Turkey and U.K where he held formal interaction with senior officers/Task Group Commanders/commanding officers. During the discussions with officers onboard, the Naval Chief highlighted that Pakistan Navy has always been a forerunner in the quest for collaborative security in this region of immense strategic importance and AMAN series of exercises are anchored on this concept. The Admiral further expressed that the camaraderie generated herein will grow in future and shall bring us closer to the mutual goal of regional peace and prosperity. He also appreciated and thanked for their participation in AMAN Exercise to fulfil common resolve of “Together for Peace”.
The senior officers/Task Group Commanders/commanding officers of the respective ships, highly acknowledged the strenuous efforts of Pakistan Navy by bringing together global navies towards a shared commitment of maritime peace, stability and lawful order at sea.
The Admiral had an informal interaction with the crew of visiting ships and appreciated their professionalism and morale. The Naval Chief also recorded his remarks in guest books of visiting ships.
Source : ISPR