Deputy Defence Minister of the Russian Federation, Colonel General Alexander Fomin, called on Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at Naval Headquarters, Islamabad.
Upon arrival at the Naval Headquarters, the Deputy Defence Minister was received by the Naval Chief. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy presented guard of honour to the visiting dignitary. Thereafter, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi introduced him to the Principal Staff Officers.
During the meeting detailed discussions were held on bilateral defence collaboration in diverse fields. The Deputy Defence Minister lauded the commitment and performance of Pakistan Navy in maintaining peace and stability in the regional maritime domain.
It is expected that the visit will further enhance defence collaboration and strengthen defence ties between the two countries in general and navies in particular.