Press Release Pakistan Navy

Islamabad, 04 Oct 19: Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi is on an official visit to Malaysia. During his ongoing visit, the Naval Chief called on Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy and Malaysia’s Defence Minister.

Upon arrival at Ministry of Defence in Kuala
Lumpur, the Admiral was received by Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy Admiral Tan
Sri Mohd Reza Bin Mohd Sany. A ceremonial Guard of Honour was also presented to
the Naval Chief at the occasion. During the meeting with his Malaysian
counterpart, various matters of mutual interest, bilateral naval collaboration
and various avenues to enhance interoperability between Pakistan Navy and Royal
Malaysian Navy were discussed. The Naval Chief also highlighted Pakistan Navy’s
commitment and efforts for ensuring maritime security in the region including
Pakistan Navy’s initiative of Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP). The
admiral also thanked Admiral Tan Sri Mohd for participation of Malaysian Navy
in Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN-19 hosted by Pakistan Navy at Karachi
early this year. Malaysian Naval Chief, while acknowledging the significance of
strong bilateral naval association between the two navies, appreciated Pakistan
Navy’s efforts and commitments in support of collaborative maritime security in
the region and successful conduct of Exercise AMAN-19. Both the dignitaries
agreed to further enhance mutual interaction in diverse fields through port calls,
bilateral naval exercises and training exchange programmes. A brief was also
given to Chief of the Naval Staff on roles and tasks of Royal Malaysian Navy.

Later, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi also
called on Malaysia’s Defence Minister, Mr Mohamad Sabu. During the meeting,
professional matters of mutual interest and bilateral defence ties were
pondered upon Mr Sabu acknowledged and highly appreciated the role and
contributions of Pakistan in spearheading various initiatives for maintaining
peace and stability in the region. Both the dignitaries agreed on further
enhancing the bilateral cooperation in the domains of military collaboration.

In the second leg of his visit, the Naval
Chief is scheduled to visit other units and Field Commands of Royal Malaysian
Navy. It is expected that current visit of Chief of the Naval Staff would
greatly augment the bilateral cooperation between both the countries in general
and the two navies in particular.

Director General Public Relations (Navy)

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