Naval chief, Burnei military leadership discuss regional security

Burnei military leadership appreciates Pakistan role for maintaining peace, says official statement


News Desk February 04, 2020
Naval chief Zafar Mahmood Abbasi (left) exchanging souvenir with Burnei naval commander. PHOTO: PAKISTAN NAVY

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who is on an official visit to Brunei Darussalam, met the country's top military leadership and discussed matters related to regional security and mutual interest.

"During his visit, the naval chief called on acting commander of the Royal Brunei armed forces, Royal Brunei land force commander and Royal Brunei navy commander," said DG PR Pakistan Navy in a statement on Tuesday.

Upon arrival at Royal Brunei Naval Headquarters at Muara, Admiral Abbasi was received by Royal Brunei Navy Commander, First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Othman and presented guard of honour, according to the communique.

Guard of honour Naval chief

"During separate meetings held with Acting Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah, Royal Brunei Land Force Commander Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlwan Awang Khairul Hamed and Royal Brunei Navy Commander First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Othman matters related to regional security, stability and mutual interest were discussed," it added.

Naval chief meeting

Both the sides acknowledged brotherly relations between the two countries based on strong historical bonds.

The Burnei military leadership appreciated the role and contributions of Pakistan for maintaining peace and stability in the region and agreed on further enhancing the interaction in diverse fields of defence collaboration.

Admiral Abbasi also visited fleet units where he was given briefing on Brunei Fleet. "The naval chief commended the peace initiatives undertaken in maritime focal areas," the statement said.

"It is expected that the current visit of Chief of the Naval Staff would greatly augment the bilateral cooperation between both the countries in general and the two navies in particular," it added.

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