Chief of Naval Staff  Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi is on official visit to Qatar. During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Chief of Staff Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) Lt General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al-Ghanem, Commander Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) Major General Abdullah Hassan Al-Sulaiti and Commander Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) Major General (Pilot) Salem Hamad Eqail Al-Nabet separately.

Upon arrival at Doha Naval Base, the Naval Chief was received by Commander QENF and a ceremonial Guard of Honour was presented to the Admiral. The Naval Chief visited various Qatari Naval facilities.

Chief of Naval Staff engagements in Qatar

During the meeting with Commander QENF Major General Abdullah Hassan Al-Sulaiti, CNS discussed the issues related to regional maritime security and professional. The Naval Chief highlighted Pakistan Navy’s efforts for ensuring maritime security in the region including Regional Maritime Security Patrols and participation in Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The Naval Chief also thanked Commander QENF for participation of Qatari Emiri Naval Forces in Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN-21. Commander QENF appreciated Pakistan Navy’s initiatives in support of collaborative maritime security in the region and acknowledged significance of strong bilateral naval collaboration. The Naval Chief also took a comprehensive brief on the capabilities of Qatari Naval Forces at the occasion.

Later during separate meetings with Chief of Staff QAF Lt General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al-Ghanem and Commander QEAF Major General (Pilot) Salem Hamad Eqail Al-Nabet, CNS discussed professional matters of mutual interest including bilateral defence collaboration. The Naval Chief underscored the importance of enhancing interactions between the armed forces of both countries through exercises and training exchange programmes. The dignitaries, while acknowledging the significance of strong bilateral military cooperation in diverse realms, stressed on enhancing collaborations in expanded military domains.

The Naval Chief also visited Qatar Naval Ship, Training School and Al Ghanem Academy. The Admiral also visited Joaan Bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College; called on Commandant Major General Fahad bin Mubarak Al Khayareen and delivered talk on security interactions in IOR and role of Pakistan Navy in regional maritime security.

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