ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy ship Taimur visited the Cambodian port city of Sihanoukville on Saturday as part of a goodwill visit and flag-showing mission.

It was a maiden port call to Cambodia by any PN ship, Pakistan Navy said in a statement.

Upon arrival in Sihanoukville, PNS Taimur was welcomed by officials from the Southeast Asian country’s defence ministry, the Royal Cambodian Navy and Pakistan’s embassy in Cambodia.

During the port visit, PNS Tai­mur’s Commanding Officer Captain Yasir Tahir called on Sihanoukville’s deputy governor and the commander of Ream Naval Base.

On the occasion, Capt Tahir conveyed well wishes from Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi for the people of Cambodia in general and the Cambodian navy in particular.

The commander of Ream Naval Base, deputy commanders of the Cambodian navy and air force, and high-ranking officials from the Cambodian government visited the ship and witnessed naval drills.

Visiting dignitaries were briefed about Pakistan Navy’s role in the Indian Ocean Region and training capabilities.

Published in Dawn, July 31st, 2022

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