Karachi, 13 Sep 21: German Navy Ship FGS BAYERN (FFG-217) visited Karachi from 08-12 September 2021. The visit was aimed at commemorating 70 years of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Germany.
The four-day-long visit of FGS BAYERN (FFG-217) comprised of the harbor and sea phases. The Harbor phase included various harbor events, social calls, visits to prominent places, tabletop discussions on professional topics, cross-ship visits, and onboard receptions. A delegation of the visiting German Ship visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam to pay tribute to the founder of Pakistan and laid a floral wreath.
On completion of the Harbor phase bilateral exercise at sea was also conducted between ships of both navies to enhance interoperability between the two navies.
Pakistan and German Navies are partners in peace and striving to achieve a safe and secure maritime environment. The recent visit of FGS BAYERN proved to be eventful and professionally rewarding for both the navies in addition to furthering bilateral relations.
PNS ZULFIQUAR also visited the port of Hamburg Germany earlier in August 2021 to celebrate seven decades of bilateral relations between the two countries.