Naval chief discusses defence cooperation with key Indonesian officials

By: News Desk      Published: 10:44 PM, 1 Feb, 2020
Naval chief discusses defence cooperation with key Indonesian officials

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who is on an official visit to Indonesia, called on key government and military officials there on Saturday.

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According to a press release issued here, the naval chief met Vice Minister of Defence Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji and Commandant of the Marine Corps Major General Suhartono. He also visited Marine Brigade Headquarters and was conferred with Indonesia’s highest military award called Bintang Jalasena Utama.

Upon arrival at Naval Headquarters in Jakarta, Admiral Abbasi was received by Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji. A ceremonial Guard of Honour was presented to the naval chief on the occasion. During separate meetings with Vice Minister of Defence Sakti Wahyu Trenggono and Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji, Admiral Abbasi discussed matters related to regional security and mutual interest. The naval chief highlighted Pakistan’s potential in the areas of defence, peace and security in the region. The dignitaries appreciated the contribution of Pakistan to peace and stability in the region.

Acknowledging the significance of a strong military collaboration, the dignitaries agreed to further enhance mutual interactions in diverse defence realms.

Later, the naval chief visited Marine Brigade Headquarters at Jakarta and was received by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General Suhartono. A ceremonial Guard of Honour was presented to the Naval Chief on the occasion. Thereafter, the admiral called on Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General Suhartono and visited various installations at Marine Brigade Headquarters. During the visit, Admiral Abbasi lauded the professionalism and competence of Indonesian Marines Corps.

It is expected that the recent visit of the naval chief will further augment and expand defence ties between the two countries in general and navies in particular.