Pakistan Navy ship visits Tunis as part of overseas deployment

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ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan Navy (PN) Ship Aslat visited Tunis, Tunisia as part of ongoing Overseas Deployment to Mediterranean and European Countries.

The port call was aimed at enhancing brotherly ties between the two countries. The PN ship visited Tunisia after a gap of 13 years which is expected to help pave the way forward to re-invigorate relations between PN and the Tunisian Navy.

Upon arrival at the port, PNS Aslat was warmly welcomed and received by Port Manager La Goulette along with Pakistan defence attaché and Pakistan’s second secretary of embassy at Tunis.

The Tunisian Navy’s liaison officer was also present on the occasion. The port call was fully capitalised in terms of professional and social interactions with the host country.

During three days of port stay, the PN delegation headed by Commodore Muhammad Faisal Abbasi held meetings with Tunisia’s commander naval coast guard, lord mayor of La Goulette and base commander of La Goulette.

PNS ASLAT also hosted a reception on-board which was attended by a large number of notable diplomatic and military figures in Tunis.

Tunisian ambassador to Pakistan along with ambassadors of Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Netherlands, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey and USA attended the event.

During the interaction, the Tunisian dignitaries were of the view that though relations between Pakistan and Tunisia are very cordial, there is a need to transform this cordiality into stronger military and economic ties for the betterment of people in both the countries.