Germany acknowledges Pak Navy efforts for maritime security
ISLAMABAD: German Naval Chief (Inspector of German Navy), Vice Admiral Andreas Krause called on Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at Naval Headquarters in Islamabad on Monday.
During the meeting, various matters of mutual interest including bilateral naval collaboration, maritime security and stability and various avenues to enhance interoperability between Pakistan Navy and German Navy were discussed.
Chief of the Naval Staff also highlighted Pakistan Navy’s commitment and efforts for ensuring maritime security in the region including Pakistan Navy’s initiative of Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP).
German Naval Chief appreciated and acknowledged Pakistan Navy’s efforts and commitments in support of collaborative maritime security in the region and successful conduct of Exercise AMAN-19.
Both the dignitaries agreed to further enhance mutual interaction in diverse fields of training, mutual visits and other areas of naval collaboration.
A brief was also given to the visiting dignitary on Pakistan Navy’s perspective on security situation in the Indian Ocean Region.
On Sept 19, Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi had said Pakistan Navy was fully capable and prepared to respond to any misadventure by the enemy.
He was addressing the concluding ceremony of Pakistan Navy’s war exercises ‘Shamsheer-e-Behr and Tarseel-e-Behr’ in Karachi.
The naval chief had said the geographical and political environment in the region had become much complicated after India’s illegal annexation of the occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi had expressed satisfaction over successful holding of the war games and the proposals.
He had thanked the Army, Air Force and representatives of other ministries for fully participating in the exercises.