ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who is on an official visit to Russian Federation met Commander-in-Chief of Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Korolyov at Saint Petersburg, said a press release issued here by Directorate of Public Relations of Pakistan Navy.
Upon arrival, the Naval Chief was warmly received by Admiral Vladimir Korolyov. On the occasion, the Ceremonial Guard was presented to the Naval Chief with military honours.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including bilateral naval collaboration and various avenues of cooperation between the two navies were discussed.
Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and contributions in fight against terrorism including Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP) initiative
against piracy and maritime terrorism.
He also briefed Admiral Vladimir Korolyov regarding forthcoming Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN-19, which is being hosted by Pakistan in the first quarter of 2019.
Commander-in-Chief of Russian Navy lauded the role and contributions of Pakistan Navy in maintaining peace and stability in the maritime domain through global collaboration.
Both the dignitaries agreed upon the need for enhancing efforts to effectively confront the trans-national challenges and threats in the maritime domain.
The Naval Chief also visited Admiral Nakhimov Naval Cadet School and interacted with Russian Naval cadets.
He laid wreath at the War Memorial Complex.
It is expected that the visit of the Naval Chief to Russian Federation will enhance and expand defence ties between the two countries in general and Navies in particular.