Pakistani Navy looking to further strengthen ties with Iran
Pakistani Navy at the conclusion of three-day visit of Navy flotilla to Iran said the recent visit will further contribute towards strengthening close and fraternal ties of Pakistan with Islamic Republic of Iran.
Directorate General Public Relations (Pakistan Navy) in a statement on Wednesday said Pakistan Navy Ship AZMAT visited port Bandar Abbas, Iran during overseas deployment to Persian Gulf/ Gulf of Oman.
“Upon arrival, Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) extended warm welcome and PN Ship was received by senior officers of Iran and Defense Attache of Pakistan in Iran,” it said.
The statement said during the port stay, Mission Commander along with Commanding Officer of PNS AZMAT called on Governor General and Representative of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Hormuzgan Province and commander of the 1st Naval District of IRIN.
During the interactions, Mission Commander conveyed good wishes of Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi for the people of Iran in general and the IRI Navy in particular.
It added the Mission Commander also extended gratitude for the whole-hearted support provided by Iranian authorities for PN Ship Port Call during COVID-19 scenario.
According to the statement Pakistan Navy Ship AZMAT also participated in Passage Exercise with IRI Navy Ships ALBORZ, FALAKHAN AND KHADANG.
It said the visit of PN Ship and participation in exercise with IRI Navy is a manifestation of PN resolve to work with regional navies in order to enhance peace and security in the region.
“Pakistan Navy believes in promoting stability in the region and has remained committed to maritime security and order at sea,” it noted.
It said the visit of PNS AZMAT is aimed to further strengthen bilateral ties and enhance naval collaboration. It is expected that the recent visit will further contribute towards strengthening close and fraternal ties of Pakistan with Islamic Republic of Iran.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA