Naval Chief visits Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi is on an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, said a statement issued by Director General Public Relations (Navy) Wednesday.
During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Military Advisor to Minister of Defence Maj Gen Talal Abdullah Al- Otaibi and Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al Ghofaily. The Naval Chief also witnessed World Defence Show organized by MoD KSA and called on Commander US NAVCENT Vice Admiral Brad Cooper.
During separate meetings with Military Leadership of KSA and Cdr US NAVCENT matters of mutual interest including bilateral defence collaboration and maritime security in the region were discussed.
The Naval Chief highlighted the Pakistan Navy’s instrumental contributions for ensuring maritime security and stability in the region including Regional Maritime Security Patrols and participation, as well as leadership of multinational naval task forces within the ambit of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).
The dignitaries appreciated Pakistan Navy initiatives in support of collaborative maritime security in the region and acknowledged the significance of strong bilateral defence collaboration.
It is expected that the visit of the Naval Chief will further augment and expand defence ties between the two countries in general and navies in particular.