Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi attended the 25th International Seapower Symposium-2023 (ISS-25) held at US Naval War College Newport, Rhode Island during an official visit to the USA. The event involved panel discussions on issues related to common maritime challenges and opportunities to enhance international maritime security cooperation. A Large number of Heads of World Navies or their senior representatives attended ISS-25.
During ISS, bilateral meetings and interactions of the Chief of the Naval Staff with senior International PakisyaNaval dignitaries including the Chief of Staff Spanish Navy, Naval Chiefs of Azerbaijan, Egypt, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Secretary of the US Navy (SECNAV), and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) of US Navy were held to discuss matters of mutual interest. During the interactions, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi briefed the participants on the Maritime Perspective of Pakistan with a special focus on PN contributions to regional maritime security. The Admiral highlighted the challenges to Indian Ocean security and mentioned the Pakistan Navy’s initiative of Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) which is aimed at shouldering international obligations for a safe and secure maritime environment in the region.
The purpose of the International Seapower Symposium is to provide a forum for senior international naval leaders to discuss common maritime challenges and opportunities to enhance international maritime security cooperation. Discussions at ISS would further strengthen the efforts to enhance cooperation in countering piracy, providing disaster relief & humanitarian assistance, coordinating search & rescue at sea including submarine rescue, planning & conducting coalition military operations, and joint law enforcement to counter arms, drugs, and human trafficking as well as fisheries and pollution violations.
Participation of the Pakistan Naval Chief in the 25th International Seapower Symposium-2023 reflects Pakistan’s commitment to regional peace and is a manifestation of PN’s contribution towards regional maritime security through a collaborative approach.
Concurrent with Symposium activities, the Chief of the Naval Staff also met the Commander Pacific Fleet, the Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), and the Commander US Coast Guard wherein matters pertaining to maritime security were discussed.
Director General Public Relations (Navy)