ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Alamgir visited Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as part of overseas deployment in Africa and established a free medical camp as a goodwill gesture from the people of Pakistan.
Upon arrival at the port, PNS Alamgir was received by naval and air attache of Pakistan at Tanzania and senior officials from Tanzanian Navy, said a Pakistan Navy media release received here on Sunday.
During the port visit, the Mission Commander and Commanding Officer of the ship called on Naval Operations and Training Officer Tanzanian Navy and Chief of Medical Services Tanzanian People Defence Force.
During the interactions, matters of mutual interests were discussed and resolve to enhance bilateral ties in all spheres was reaffirmed.
The Mission Commander conveyed good wishes of Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Amjad Khan Niazi for the people of Tanzania in general and the Tanzanian Navy in particular. He also extended gratitude for the whole-hearted support provided by Tanzanian authorities for the visit of PN Ship.
The High Commissioner of Pakistan at Tanzania was also on board the PNS Alamgir.
The free medical camp was established by Pakistan Navy at Dar es Salaam as a goodwill gesture and to extend humanitarian assistance. A medical team of Pakistan Navy comprising specialised doctors and paramedics provided medical treatment, consultations and medicines to over 2,500 patients. The implementation of Covid-19 SOPs was ensured during the entire activity.
On completion of port visit, PNS Alamgir participated in a bilateral naval exercise with Tanzanian Navy Ship Pengusi to enhance interoperability between the two navies.
The visit of PNS Alamgir to African countries is in line with the government of Pakistan’s policy to ‘Engage Africa’ that seeks to explore new avenues of cooperation, strengthening bilateral ties and developing interoperability with African countries.
Published in Dawn, January 17th, 2022