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Dated: June 14, 2017
No PR-PN73/2017-ISPR
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah meets President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka- The Dignitaries highly lauded Pakistan Navyís support to Sri Lankan people during recent floods

Islamabad - June 14, 2017: 

While on an official visit to Sri Lanka, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah called on President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, State Minister of Defence, Dinendra Ruwan Wijewardene and Secretary to Ministry of Defence, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi in separate meetings. 

During the meetings with President and Prime Minister, matters of mutual interests were dilated upon. Admiral Zakaullah highlighted, Pakistan Navyís efforts, in pursuance of Govt of Pakistan Policies, to maintain peace and security in the Indian Ocean Region in collaboration with international community. The Admiral reiterated Pakistanís continued support to Sri Lankan Armed Forces in the field of training, provision of technical manpower and expertise.

Sri Lankan President and Prime Minister acknowledged Pakistan Navyís strenuous efforts for maintaining maritime security in the region and  also expressed satisfaction over the historical bonds and defence collaboration between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in various avenues including training, reciprocal visits, port calls and exercises and looked forward to further increase defence ties and  bilateral relations.

The dignitaries highly lauded Pakistan Navyís all out support and assistance to Sri Lankan people during the recent devastated floods.

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Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah being received by President of  Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena during call on


Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah presenting souvenir to the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena


Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah exchanging views with Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe during  call on


Chief of the Naval Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah with Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe during Call on


Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah exchanging views with State Minister of Defence Sri Lanka, Dinendra Ruwan Wijewardene


Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah exchanging views with Secy to the Ministry of Defence Sri Lanka, Eng Karunasena Hettiarachchi



Press Release

Dated: June 14, 2017
No PR-PN74/2017-ISPR
PLA(N) TASK GROUP VISIT TO PAKISTAN CONCLUDED

Karachi - June 14, 2017: 

Four days good will cum training visit of PLA (Navy) Task Group to Pakistan concluded today. Three Chinese Navy war ships CHANG CHUN, JING ZHOU and CHAO HU were part of this task group under the command of mission commander Rear Admiral Shen Hao, Deputy Commander East Sea Fleet.

During stay at Karachi, the officers and men of the visiting ships held professional discussions and interactions with counterparts from Pakistan Navy on the subjects of mutual interests. Chief of the Naval
Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also visited PLA(N) ships and was accorded warm welcome upon arrival.  The mission commander of Chinese Navy, Rear Admiral Shen Hao called on Senior Officials of Pakistan   Navy and Civilian dignitaries.

In tandem, operational training activities, joint interactive sessions, table top discussions on professional topics and social events were also arranged between the officers and men of two navies.

At the end of the visit, a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) was conducted in the North Arabian Sea between Pakistan Navy Flotilla and PLA (N) task group to enhance interoperability between two navies. During the exercise the platforms of both the Navies performed tactical maneuvers and boarding as well as Go Fast drills. Different serials of Air Defence exercise and Anti Ship Missile Defence Exercise were also concluded.

The Visit of PLA (Navy) Task Group is expected to further strengthen the time tested friendship of China and Pakistan besides enhancing mutual collaboration and cooperation between two navies.

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