PNS ZULFIQUAR visits Germany during overseas deployment
Pakistan Navy Ship ZULFIQUAR visited Hamburg, Germany, as part of Pakistan Navy overseas deployment. Upon arrival at the port, the ship was warmly welcomed by Naval & Air Attache (Pakistan) Berlin and officials from the German Navy.
During their stay at port, the Mission Commander Commodore Syed Rizwan Khalid along with Commanding Officer PNS ZULFIQUAR Captain Rao Ahmed Imran Anwar called on Chief of Staff German Naval Command Rear Admiral Frank Lensky, Commander Hamburg Naval Command Capt Michael Giss and Chief Harbour Master of Hamburg Port Mr Pollmann. During the interaction, matters of mutual interest were discussed and the contributions of the Pakistan Navy to regional peace and maritime security were acknowledged.
Mission Commander also conveyed well wishes from Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi for the people of Germany in general and the German Navy in particular. Later, Mission Commander and Commanding Officer also attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Naval Memorial Laboe Kiel.
During the visit, an impressive ceremony was held onboard PNS ZULFIQUAR to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Germany.
Earlier, PNS ZULFIQUAR participated in a bilateral naval exercise with the Polish Navy Ship ORP KORMORAN in the Baltic Sea. The exercise encompassed advanced Maritime manoeuvres including Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) Boarding and Force Protection drills. The exercise was aimed to enhance military cooperation through naval engagement and augment interoperability between the two friendly navies.
The visit of PNS ZULFIQAR to Germany and conduct of bilateral naval drill with Poland will further foster navy to navy relations and will go a long way in strengthening diplomatic and military relations, among friendly countries.