KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has represented Pakistan at three-day Sea Power Conference 2019 in Sydney, Australia, the Director General Public Relations – Navy reported.
Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi also held separate meetings with the naval chiefs of various countries, including Australia, Brunei and the Philippines, on sidelines of the conference.
They discussed matters of mutual interest and bilateral maritime cooperation.
During the meetings, Naval Chief Abbasi highlighted Pakistan’s role in Combined Maritime Forces and also threw light on Pakistan Navy’s initiative of regional maritime security patrol.
He reiterated Pakistan’s resolve against terrorism and highlighted Pakistan’s role in the efforts being made for global maritime security.
The conference, a part of international maritime exposition, was attended by representatives of over eighty countries.
During the Sea Power Conference, speakers from Australian Research Institutes/ Think Tanks and international navies presented the papers. Delegations from 80 countries including Naval Heads and senior naval leaders from 35 foreign navies, attended the conference.
The visit of the Navy chief would greatly augment the bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Australia in general and the two navies in particular.
On Sept 30, German Naval Chief (Inspector of German Navy), Vice Admiral Andreas Krause had called on Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at Naval Headquarters in Islamabad.
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 had 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).