Islamabad, September 28, 2016 (PPI-OT): Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to USA. During the visit, the Naval Chief attended International Sea power Symposium 2016 where he addressed the participants on the topic of collaborative maritime security with focus on anti piracy. He also met with US Defence dignitaries besides calling on various Naval Chiefs who participated in the Symposium.
Chiefs of the world and #39;s maritime forces attended the Sea Power Symposium with a view to find solutions to areas of common interest including increasing capacity to ensure maritime security, improving the ability to survey Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ), and participating in regional security initiatives.
On the occasion, the Naval Chief interacted with US Secy of Navy Mr Ray Maybus, US CNO and other naval officials, Special Envoy/Rep for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard G Olsen and few important Senators.
During his course of interaction, the Naval Chief discussed professional matters of mutual interest. Admiral Zakaullah reiterated the need for enhancing global efforts to effectively and efficiently confront the common challenges and threats within the maritime domain. The Naval Chief also highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and performance in fight against terrorism, including participation in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan(CMCP)and Counter Piracy Operations. The dignitaries highly appreciated Pakistan Navy’s role in maintaining peace and order in the region as well as professional competence displayed by the Pakistan Navy during Commands of Combined Task Forces 150 and amp; 151.
It is expected that recent visit of the Naval Chief will enhance and expand collaboration between the international navies in general and regional navies in particular.
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