ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, who is on an official visit to Morocco, has called on Naval Chief of Royal Moroccan Navy Vice-Admiral Mostapha El Alami.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed matters of bilateral naval collaboration and regional maritime security, a Pakistan Navy news release said here Thursday.

The Naval Chief underscored Pakistan Navy’s initiative for ensuring maritime security in the region through Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP) and participation in the Combined Maritime Force.

He invited the Moroccan Navy to participate in Exercise AMAN and PIMEC-23 to promote the blue economy and highlighted the importance of enhancing cooperation between the armed forces of both countries through bilateral exercises and training programs.

The Inspector of the Royal Moroccan Navy acknowledged the Pakistan Navy’s efforts and commitment in support collaborative maritime security for maintaining peace and stability in the region.

Earlier on his arrival at the Royal Moroccan Naval Headquarters, Admiral Niazi was received by Vice-Admiral Mostapha El Alami and presented a guard of honor.

Later, the Naval Chief called on the Commander of the Northern Maritime Sector and visited various installations, training units, and Royal Moroccan Navy Ship where he was given a detailed briefing on the roles, capabilities, and training facilities of the Moroccan Navy.

“It is expected that visit of Naval Chief will further augment and expand defense ties between the two countries in general and navies in particular,” the news release said.


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