ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Ship Saif has visited port of Djibouti during deployment on Regional Maritime Security Patrol.

Upon arrival at the port of Djibouti, the PN Ship was extended warm welcome and was received by officials from Djibouti Navy and Honorary Consul of Pakistan at Djibouti Imran Mohammad Ilyas, said a Pakistan Navy news release on Sunday.

PNS Saif is presently on deployment at North Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden and contributing towards international efforts to ensure maritime security in the region.

During the port stay, the Commanding Officer of PNS Saif called on President of Djibouti Parliament Mohamed Ali Houmed, Commander of Djibouti Navy Captain Ahmed Daher Djama, Commander of Djibouti Coast Guard Colonel Wais o Bogoreh and Harbour Master Djibouti Port Turkei.

During the interactions, matters of mutual interest were discussed and further enhancement of bilateral ties in all spheres was re-affirmed. Harbour exercises were also arranged for Djibouti Coast Guard personnel to demonstrate PN capabilities to conduct maritime security operations.

President of Djibouti Parliament along with ministers and parliamentarians also returned call and visited PNS Saif.

Pakistan Navy believes in promoting stability in the region and has remained committed to maritime security and order at sea. The visit of PNS Saif is aimed to further strengthen bilateral ties and enhance interoperability among both navies.

Published in Dawn, June 7th, 2021

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