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Pakistani Navy stresses need to strengthen joint cooperation with Iran

Islamabad, IRNA -- Pakistan Navy says the official visit of Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi to Iran is a big step towards further strengthening joint cooperation with the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Pakistani Navy Public Relations in an official statement said that Admiral Niazi during his visit to Iran called on Commander of Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) Rear Admiral Shahram Irani and Commander of Northern Fleet Commodore Abdolvahab Taheri.

It said that on arrival, the Naval Chief was received by Commander IRIN and was presented Guard of Honour.

During meeting with Commander of IRIN, the Naval Chief of Pakistan was briefed on roles and objective of Iran Navy. Besides, professional matters of mutual interest including bilateral naval collaborations and security environment of Indian Ocean Region were discussed.

The Admiral highlighted Pakistan Navy’s focused efforts towards Maritime Security, Counter Piracy Operations, and PN initiative of Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP).

Iranian Naval Commander acknowledged and highly appreciated the role and contribution of Pakistan Navy for maintaining peace and stability in the maritime domain. The dignitaries agreed to enhance bilateral collaboration between the two countries in general and Navy to Navy in particular.

Pakistani Navy stresses need to strengthen joint cooperation with Iran

Afterwards, Naval Chief laid floral wreath at the Martyrs monument at the National Museum of Defence.

Later, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi visited Iranian Northern Fleet (4th Naval Regional HQ) at Bandar Anzali where he was given briefing on responsibilities and capabilities of the fleet.

Naval Chief of Pakistan  also visited shipbuilding yards and Naval Museum.

In late February of last year, members of the Iranian military delegation, on behalf of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, met with Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi, at the 7th Amman-21 Multinational Exercise in Karachi, Pakistan.

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