KARACHI: Commander of Turkish Naval Forces Vice Admiral Adnan Ozbal was presented a guard of honour while his meetings with the Pakistan Navy commanders in Karachi as part of the official visit.
In the second leg of his Pakistan visit, Vice Admiral Adnan Ozbal met with naval field commands at Lahore and Karachi. During the visit of Lahore, the dignitary met Commandant War College Rear Admiral Naveed Ahmed Rizvi.
During the visit to Karachi, the Turkish naval commander called on Karachi Commander Rear Admiral Ather Mukhtar, Coast Commander Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas and Pakistan Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi in separate meetings.
During the meetings, besides discussions on professional matters and bilateral naval collaboration, the Turkish Naval Forces commander lauded Pakistan Navy’s role and commitments in maintaining peace and stability in the region through persistent participation in Coalition Counter Terrorism and Counter Piracy Task Forces.
The dignitary also visited Pakistan Naval Academy PNS RAHBAR and interacted with midshipmen and cadets presently undergoing training. Later, Vice Admiral Adnan Ozbal visited Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF. Upon arrival onboard, he was received by Pakistan Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and was presented Guard of Honour by a contingent of Pakistan Navy.
The dignitary also interacted with the crew of the ship and appreciated the professionalism of the officers of Pakistan Navy. Vice Admiral Adnan Ozbal laid a floral wreath at Mazar-e-Quaid.
Earlier in his visit on April 2, the commander of Turkish Naval Forces called on Chief of the Naval staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at Naval Headquarters in Islamabad where they discussed professional matters and avenues of existing and future naval collaboration.
The visit of Commander Turkish Naval Forces to Pakistan is expected to further strengthen the bilateral defence collaboration between Pakistan and Turkey in general and the two Navies in particular.