Islamabad, 03 Dec 22: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi visited Turkiye, Germany and Azerbaijan. During the visits, Naval Chief called on the military and naval leadership of host countries. Matters of bilateral naval collaboration and regional maritime security were deliberated during the meetings.
During the visit to Turkiye, Naval Chief attended the launching ceremony of Pakistan Navy MILGEM Class Corvette PNS KHAIBAR, held at Istanbul Naval Shipyard Turkiye. Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and President Republic of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan graced the ceremonies as Chief Guest. During the ceremony, Begum Chief of the Naval Staff, Begum Amira Amjad had the honour to launch state-of-the-art PNS KHAIBAR.
Upon arrival at the German Federal Ministry of Defence, the Chief of the Naval Staff received a warm welcome and Guard of Honour from the German Navy. The naval Chief called on the Inspector of the German Navy wherein matters of mutual interest were brought into the discussion. Later, Naval Chief visited Wilhelmshaven Naval Base where he was given a briefing on the German Navy Flotilla followed by a visit to the German Navy Ship.
Later on arrival at Baku, Naval Chief received a Guard of Honour from the host Navy. The naval Chief called on Cdr Azerbaijan Naval Forces and Minster of Defence Colonel General Zakir Hasanov. The Naval Chief invited the host navy to participate in Ex AMAN-23 and Pakistan International Maritime Expo and Conference (PIMEC-23) to promote a Blue Economy and open vistas of cooperation among the countries. Later, the Chief of the Naval Staff visited Military Unit & Azerbaijan Higher Military School and interacted with the concerned faculty.
The visit of the Naval Chief is expected to augment and expand defence ties between the two countries in general and Armed Forces in particular.
Director General Public Relations (Navy)