ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Tuesday arrived in Turkey of on an official visit.
During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Commander Turkish Fleet, Vice Admiral Ercument TATLIOGLU and Commander of Turkish Northern Sea Area, Rear Admiral (UH) Iskender YILDIRIM.
Upon his arrival at Turkish Fleet Headquarters Golcuk Naval Base, Admiral Abbasi was received by Commander Turkish Fleet. A ceremonial Guard with Military Honours was also presented to the Naval Chief on the occasion.
Later, the Naval Chief called on Commander Turkish Fleet, Vice Admiral Ercument TATLIOGLU in his office.
During the meeting, professional matters of mutual interest including bilateral naval collaboration and security environment in Indian Ocean Region were dilated upon.
The Naval Chief was also given detailed briefings regarding Turkish Fleet Command.
Pakistan Naval Chief highly appreciated the role and contributions of Turkish Navy for maintaining maritime peace and stability in the region.
He also visited Golcuk Naval Shipyard and Turkish Navy Ship TCG HEYBELIADA (Milgem Class Corvette).
The Naval Chief said that Pak-Turkey friendship is highly valued and the continued cooperation between them has proven to be a source of strength for both the countries.
Later, Chief of the Naval Staff also called on Commander of Turkish Northern Sea Area, Rear Admiral (UH) Iskender YILDIRIM. During the meeting, various professional avenues of mutual interests were discussed.
It is expected that the recent visit of the Naval Chief will further enhance and expand Naval collaboration and defence ties between the two countries in general and Navies in particular.