CNS Attends 1st Saudi International Maritime Forum-2019

Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During his visit, CNS attended 1st Saudi International Maritime Forum-2019 (SIM Forum-2019) held in Riyadh.

Saudi International Maritime Forum-2019 was the first multinational naval event organized by Royal Saudi Naval Forces. The forum included a series of lectures and panel discussions by speakers from various think tanks and international navies encompassing regional maritime security concepts, threats and opportunities in the global context, increasing capacity for countering emerging threats, and tackling future challenges in the maritime industry. The three-day long multinational naval event was attended by naval leaders from various countries and also included an exhibition of the latest technologies, equipment and systems in the marine environment.

CNS addressed the SIM Forum and also graced second session of the conference as a guest of honour. During the conference, he called on Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily and also interacted with various heads of foreign navies. During the meetings with the foreign dignitaries, matters of mutual interest and bilateral naval collaboration were discussed. The CNS highlighted Pakistan’s commitment to the fight against terrorism, including Pakistan Navy’s peace initiatives in support of maritime security in the region. 
It is expected that current visit of Chief of the Naval Staff would greatly augment the bilateral cooperation between both brotherly countries in general and the two navies in particular.  

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