ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who is on an official visit to Turkey, called on Commander Turkish Fleet, Vice Admiral Ercument Tatlioglu and Commander of Turkish Northern Sea Area, Rear Admiral (UH) Iskender Yildirim.
Upon his arrival at Turkish Fleet Headquarters Golcuk Naval Base, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was received by the Commander Turkish Fleet. A ceremonial guard with military honours was also presented to the Naval Chief on the occasion.
Later, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi called on Commander Turkish Fleet, Vice-Admiral Ercument Tatlioglu in his office. During the meeting, professional matters of mutual interest including bilateral naval collaboration and security environment in Indian Ocean Region were dilated upon.
The CNS was also given detailed briefings regarding Turkish Fleet Command. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi highly appreciated the role and contributions of Turkish Navy for maintaining maritime peace and stability in the region. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi also visited Golcuk Naval Shipyard and Turkish Navy Ship Tcg Heybeliada (Milgem Class Corvette).
On his arrival onboard Turkish Navy Ship, smartly turned out contingent of Turkish Navy presented him guard of honour. During his visit onboard, the Naval Chief interacted with ship’s crew and appreciated their operational competence. The CNS said that Pak-Turkey friendship is highly valued and the continued cooperation between them has proven to be a source of strength for both the countries. Later, the Chief of the Naval Staff also called on Commander of Turkish Northern Sea Area, Rear Admiral (UH) Iskender Yildirim. During the meeting, various professional avenues of mutual interests were discussed.
It is expected that the recent visit of the Naval Chief will further enhance and expand Naval collaboration and defence ties between the two countries in general and Navies in particular.