KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi is on an official visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in which the naval chief called on Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) Western Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Hamed Bakheet Al Johani and also visited RSNF ship and establishments.
During the meeting with the western fleet commander of Royal Saudi Naval Forces, matters of mutual interest and bilateral naval collaboration were discussed. Rear Admiral Hamed Bakheet acknowledged the significance of close and strong bilateral naval association in diverse realms between Pakistan Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Forces.
Later, the navy chief visited command and control centre of western fleet command, Royal Saudi Naval Schools and Aviation Setup. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was given detailed briefings on the occasion.
The naval chief also visited RSNF ship HMS MAKKAH. The admiral was briefed onboard by the commanding officer of the ship.
During his visit onboard, the naval chief interacted with ship’s crew and appreciated their operational competence.
The recent visit of the naval chief is expected to further enhance and expand collaboration between the two countries in general and their navies in particular.