KARACHI, Nov 22 (APP): Delegations from various countries called on Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah during the first day of 9th International Defence Exhibition and Seminars (IDEAS) at Expo centre Karachi on Tuesday.
A PN statement said that during the proceedings of the first day, various dignitaries from China, France, Jordan, Nigeria, Qatar, Thailand and Turkey called on Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah.
During the meetings matters of defence cooperation, training collaboration and maritime affairs were discussed.
Prominent amongst the visiting dignitaries were Chinese Deputy Chief of Armament Department, Rear Admiral WeiI Gang, Commander of French Forces in Indian Ocean, Rear Admiral Didier Piaton, Commander Royal Jordanian Naval Forces, Brigadier General Ibrahim Salman Al Naimat, Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Dan Ali Mansur Mohammed, Commander Qatari Emiri Naval Forces, Major General Mohammed Nasser Mubarak, Commander in Chief Thai Fleet, Admiral Sucheep Whoungmaitree and Commander Turkish Fleet, Admiral Veysel Kosele.
Chief of the Naval Staff assured the delegations that Pakistan is committed to enhance mutual collaboration in all the realms of maritime commons including joint development of platforms, equipment and sensors and exchange of quality training on reciprocal basis to the officers and men of the respective countries.
The visiting dignitaries highly appreciated PN’s role and focused commitment to maintain peace and security in the regional maritime domain.