Islamabad, April 03, 2021 (PPI-OT): In line with Pakistan’s maritime tradition and to further strengthen the existing warm and cordial bilateral relations, a Pakistan Navy Flotilla, commanded by Commodore Khan Mahmood Asif SI(M), Commander Submarines of Pakistan Navy will dock at Bandar Abbas, Iran from 03 – 06 April 2021, says a press release received here today from Tehran. Pakistan Flotilla’s visit to Iran is aimed at enhancing maritime collaboration between the navies of the two countries. The ships are bringing warm wishes and a message of solidarity, peace and prosperity for the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the region.
The port call of Pakistan Navy Ships to Islamic Republic of Iran is a regular feature. In 2019 three Pakistan Navy Ships PNS KHAIBAR, PNS RAH NAWARD and PMSS ZHOB visited Bandar Abbas. During the visit, PN delegation will hold meetings with Naval and Military leadership of Iran on bilateral relations at Bandar Abbas. On completion of port call, IRI Navy and Pakistan Navy will conduct a bilateral exercise off Bandar Abbas on 06 Apr 21.
A diplomatic reception will be jointly hosted by HE Ambassador Rahim Hayat Qureshi and Commodore Khan Mahmood Asif on board Pakistan Navy Ship for Ambassadors, Military Attaches, Diplomats, Iranian military and Civil officials, media persons and Iranian/ Pakistani community members. The port call by Pakistani ships is a testimony of growing security and defense relationships between Iran and Pakistan. The visit of the Pakistan Navy ships to Bandar Abbas enables both navies to enrich themselves from mutual experiences and enhance cooperation in future endeavours.
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