CNS meets Egyptian Naval Chief


ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, who is on an official visit to Egypt, called-on the Egyptian Navy commander-in-chief on Thursday.
According to a statement released here, upon arrival at Egyptian Naval Headquarters, the Admiral was received by Commander in Chief of Egyptian Navy and was presented Guard of Honour.
During call-on with Egyptian Naval Chief, matters of bilateral naval collaboration and regional maritime security were discussed. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi underscored Pakistan Navy’s initiative for ensuring maritime security in the region through Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP) and participation in Combined Maritime Force.
The Naval Chief highlighted importance of enhancing cooperation between the armed forces of both the countries through bilateral exercises and training programs. The dignitaries acknowledged the importance of strong military cooperation among the two countries.
He was given a detailed briefing on roles and capabilities of the Egyptian Navy. The Admiral also visited onboard Mistral Helicopter Carrier and Ens Bernees.
It is expected that visit of the Naval Chief will further augment and expand defence ties between the two countries in general and navies in particular. –PR