ISLAMABAD - President Dr. Arif Alvi has conferred Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon Rear Admiral (PILOT) Saeed Bin Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Nehyan Commander, UAE Naval Forces in a special Investiture ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Monday.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi and senior officials were also present in the ceremony.
Later on, Rear Admiral (PILOT) Saeed Bin Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Nehyan Commander, UAE Naval Forces also called on President Dr. Arif Alvi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Pakistan and UAE have longstanding strategic and close political relations. He added that both countries maintain similarities of views on all important regional and international issues.
The President emphasized that a lot of scope exists between the two Armed Forces for enhancement of existing cooperation, including Joint Exercises, enhancement of defence export and Joint Production.