ISLAMABAD: Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Badaruddin on Monday visited Naval Headquarters (NHQ), Islamabad and called on Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.
Upon arrival at naval headquarters, the visiting dignitary was received by the naval chief, said a statement issued here by the directorate of public relations of Pakistan Navy (PN).
A smartly turned-out contingent of PN clad in ceremonial dress presented a guard of honour. The visiting dignitary was then introduced to principal staff officers at NHQ.
Later, Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad called on Admiral Abbasi in his office where discussions on professional matters and bilateral naval collaboration were held. Various avenues of cooperation between the two navies were also discussed.
Pakistan’s commitment and performance in the fight against terrorism, including participation of PN in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan (CMCP) and counter-piracy operations were also highlighted.
The Malaysian navy chief highly appreciated the role and contributions of Pakistan Navy in maintaining peace and stability in the region.
The call was followed by a comprehensive brief given to the visiting dignitary on Pakistan Navy’s perspective on regional issues and PN’s contributions towards peace and stability at sea.
Later, the chief of Royal Malaysian Navy laid a wreath at Shuhada Monument at naval headquarters. In the second leg of his visit, the visiting Malaysian navy chief is scheduled to visit PN field commands at Lahore and Karachi.