Naval Chief conferred with King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence

ISLAMABAD, March 13 (APP):Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who is on an official visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
on the invitation of Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces was conferred with King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence’ by Chief
of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces in Riyadh, said a press release issued here by directorate of public relations of
Pakistan Navy.
The Naval Chief called on Chief of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces, General Fayyad Al Ruwaili.
During the meeting professional matters of mutual interest and bilateral defence ties were discussed.
General Fayyad acknowledged warm and brotherly relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, based on strong
defence foundations and historical ties and highly appreciated the role and contribution of Pakistan in spearheading various
initiatives for maintaining peace and stability in the region.
The meeting was followed by a ceremony to confer “King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence” upon CNS, the highest military
award of Royal Saudi Armed Forces.
Later, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) Headquarter, Riyadh, where he
was received by Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces. A smartly turned out contingent of RSNF presented him guard of
Thereafter, Chief of the Naval Staff called on Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces in his office. During the meeting, he discussed matters of mutual interest including bilateral naval collaboration and security environment in Indian Ocean Region.
Commander RSNF, Vice Admiral Fahad Abdullah Al Ghofaily appreciated the professionalism of Pakistan Navy
personnel and active role being played by Pakistan Navy for maritime security and stability in the region. He acknowledged the valuable training support being provided to RSNF by Pakistan Navy and applauded the successful conduct of Exercise
Naseem-al-Bahr by the two navies in Gulf waters.
Both the dignitaries agreed to further enhance the interaction between both navies in diverse fields of training, mutual visits
and defence collaboration.
The visit is expected to greatly augment the bilateral cooperation between both the countries in general and Navies in