China’s naval chief lauds Pakistan’s pivotal role

Published: May 19, 2016
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Admiral Wu Shengli, Commander PLA (Navy) receiving the Guard of Honour at Pakistan Navy fleet headquarters. PHOTO: PR

Admiral Wu Shengli, Commander PLA (Navy) receiving the Guard of Honour at Pakistan Navy fleet headquarters. PHOTO: PR

KARACHI: The head of China’s navy on Wednesday acknowledged Pakistan Navy’s role in ensuring maritime security and stability in the region.

“Pakistan, as a responsible state, is playing a pivotal role for maritime security and stability in the region, which has greatly helped in shaping a secure environment for freedom of navigation in the region,” Commander of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), Admiral Wu Shengli, said in a meeting with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah.

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Admiral Shengli is visiting Pakistan on Admiral Zakaullah’s invitation. Upon arrival on Wednesday, the PLAN commander was received by the Pakistan Navy chief. A contingent of naval officers presented him with a guard of honour.

During their meeting, Admiral Shengli and Admiral Zakaullah held detailed discussions on professional matters, an official press release said. The PLAN commander was briefed comprehensively on operational developments. He lauded Pakistan Navy’s efforts and focused commitments in support of collaborative maritime security in the region.

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Published in The Express Tribune, May 19th, 2016.

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  • Blackwater
    May 19, 2016 - 9:53AM

    Unlike India & U.S., Pak & China have very few friends in the world, that’s why so much bon homie between them. And, you can also add their another country in their club i.e. North Korea!Recommend

  • Deepak Arora
    May 19, 2016 - 10:20AM

    Nice Joke ! I am surprised how he could stopped himself laughing while uttering this. Recommend

  • whatever
    May 19, 2016 - 10:50AM

    China is the only savior of rogue countries like North Korea and Pakistan. World knows Pak Navy is not so strong to safeguard even its own country and playing pivotal role and safeguarding maritime is a long distant dream.Recommend

  • akki
    May 19, 2016 - 12:13PM

    As always, wonderful to see Indians here this afternoon. We know how you feel today.

    @whatever: ‘…playing pivotal role and safeguarding maritime is a long distant dream.’

    Heal thyself, Sir. Many, many nautical miles for you to go before commenting on this matter:

    http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mv-suez-gives-indian-navy-the-cold-treatment-458668Recommend

  • Xenia
    May 19, 2016 - 1:25PM

    @Blackwater:
    Correction!
    Russia Recommend

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