APP57-12 GOLCUK: December 12 - Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi with Commander Turkish Fleet, Vice Admiral Ercument TATALIOGLU at Turkish Fleet Headquarters Golcuk Naval Base. APP

ISLAMABAD, Dec 12 (APP):Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who is on an official visit to Turkey called
on Commander Turkish Fleet, Vice Admiral Ercument Tatlioglu and Commander of Turkish Northern
Sea Area, Rear Admiral (UH) Iskender Yildirim.
Upon his arrival at Turkish Fleet Headquarters Golcuk Naval Base, Admiral Zafar Mahmood
Abbasi was received by Commander Turkish Fleet, said a statement issued here by directorate
of public relations of Pakistan Navy. A ceremonial guard with military honours was also presented
to the Naval Chief on the occasion.
Later, the Naval Chief called on Commander Turkish Fleet, Vice Admiral Ercument Tatlioglu in
his office. During the meeting, professional matters of mutual interest, including bilateral naval
collaboration and security environment in Indian Ocean Region were dilated upon.
The Naval Chief was also given detailed briefings regarding Turkish Fleet Command. He highly
appreciated the role and contributions of Turkish Navy for maintaining maritime peace and stability
in the region.
Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi also visited Golcuk Naval Shipyard and Turkish Navy Ship TCG
HEYBELIADA (Milgem Class Corvette).
On his arrival onboard Turkish Navy Ship, a smartly turned-out contingent of Turkish Navy
presented him guard of honour. During his visit onboard, the Naval Chief interacted with ship’s
crew and appreciated their operational competence. The Naval Chief said that Pak-Turkey friendship
was highly valued and the continued cooperation between them had proven to be a source of strength
for both the countries.
He also called on Commander of Turkish Northern Sea Area, Rear Admiral (UH) Iskender Yildirim.
During the meeting, various professional avenues of mutual interests were discussed.
It is expected that the recent visit of the Naval Chief will further enhance and expand Naval
collaboration and defence ties between the two countries in general and Navies in particular