Polish Navy chief calls on Zaka, Aman in Islamabad

  • Rear Admiral Miroslaw visits naval, air headquarters separately

Chief of Polish Navy Rear Admiral Miroslaw Mordel visited the Naval Headquarters of the Pakistan Navy and the Air Headquarters of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) here separately and called on Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman respectively.

The Polish Navy chief is on an official visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah. Upon arrival at the Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral Miroslaw Mordel was received by the naval chief. A smartly-turned out contingent of the Pakistan Navy clad in ceremonial dress presented him the guard of honour.

Thereafter, Admiral Zakaullah introduced the visiting dignitary to the principal staff officers at the Naval Headquarters. Later, Rear Admiral Miroslaw Mordel called on the naval chief in his office, where he held detailed discussions on professional matters and bilateral naval collaboration in diverse fields with his counterpart.

A comprehensive brief on the navy’s operational developments was also given to the visiting dignitary. The Polish naval chief highly appreciated the efforts of the Pakistan Navy in maintaining collaborative security in the Indian Ocean and beyond which is also a shared vision of global navies.

He also lauded efforts of the Pakistan Navy for hosting and organising the multinational maritime exercise – AMAN-17 – in February this year. Admiral Zakaullah thanked Rear Admiral Miroslaw Mordel for active participation of the Polish Navy in the naval exercise to join hands for common resolve of ‘together for peace.’

Upon his arrival at the Air Headquarters, the visiting rear admiral was received by the air chief. A smartly-turned out contingent of the Pakistan Air Force presented him the guard of honour. The visiting dignitary paid homage to the martyrs of the PAF by laying floral wreath on Martyrs’ Monument.

The guest was introduced to the principal staff officers of the Pakistan Air Force. Later on, the visiting dignitary called on the air chief in his office. Both the dignitaries remained together for some time and discussed matters of professional interest and areas of mutual cooperation. Both the dignitaries also exchanged souvenirs at the occasion.

In the second leg of his visit, the Polish naval chief is scheduled to meet naval field commands at Lahore and Karachi including PN War College Lahore and PN fleet/units at Karachi. He will also lay wreath at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Rear Admiral Miroslaw Mordel has had the honour to hold number of command and staff appointments including chief of staff of the Submarine Squadron, exercise planner at the NATO command of the Commander Submarine Force East Atlantic (COMSUBEASTLANT), deputy chief of the Plans and Policy Division, deputy chief of the Strategic Planning and command of third Ships Flotilla.

The visiting rear admiral is a graduate of the Polish Naval Academy and General Staff College of the German Armed Forces and postgraduate from the Naval Command College in Newport, US. The visit is expected to greatly enhance the bilateral collaboration between the two navies various avenues.