Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral ZafarMahmood Abbasi visited United Arab Emirates and Kenya to augment and expand defense ties with the friendly countries.
During the UAE visit, CNS called on Commander of the UAE Naval Forces, Chief of Staff UAE Armed Forces, UAE’s Defence Undersecretary and also visited shipbuilding facility, Naval Forces Institute and Ghantoot Naval Base in Abu Dhabi.
A guard of honour was presented to the CNS at the occasion. During the meeting with Rear Admiral (Pilot) Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, matters of mutual interest and bilateral naval collaboration were discussed. Both dignitaries agreed upon further enhancing collaboration in diverse realms. Commander UAE Naval Forces highly appreciated and acknowledged Pakistan Navy’s efforts and commitment in support of collaborative maritime security and successful conduct of Exercise AMAN-19. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi also called on Chief of Staff UAE Armed Forces, Lt General Hamad Mohamed Thani Al Rumaithi and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence, H. E. Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri in separate meetings. Later, the CNS visited Martyr’s Memorial where he laid floral wreath and offered fateha.
The CNS also visited Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) Yard at Abu Dhabi.
During his visit to Kenya, the CNS called on Defence Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Raychelle Omamo and Chief of Defence Forces, General Samson Mwathethe at Defence Headquarters in Nairobi.
During a joint meeting with Defence Cabinet Secretary and Chief of Defence Forces, professional matters of mutual interest and bilateral defense ties were discussed.
The dignitaries agreed on further enhancing the interaction between Pakistan and Kenya in the fields of training and defence collaboration.
The CNS also called on Commander Kenya Navy Major General Levi Franklin Maghalu at Mtongwe Naval Base.
It is expected that these visits of CNS will further enhance and expand defence ties among the friendly countries in general and armed forces in particular.
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