Naval chief conferred with 'Legion of Merit' in Turkey

Admiral Niazi discusses matters of naval collaboration and mutual interest with Turkish counterpart

NEWS DESK December 03, 2020

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi was conferred with 'Legion of Merit of the Turkish Armed Forces' on Thursday by Turkish Naval Forces Commander Admiral Adnan Ozbal during the naval chief's official visit to Turkey.

The naval chief also called on the minister of national defence, Turkish armed forces commander, Turkish naval forces commander and the president of defence industries, the said Pakistan Navy's public relations directorate in a statement.

Upon his arrival at the Turkish Naval Forces Headquarters, Admiral Niazi was presented a guard of honour and subsequently conferred with the 'Legion of Merit of the Turkish Armed Forces' by his Turkish counterpart in an impressive ceremony.

Earlier during a meeting, both dignitaries discussed matters of naval collaboration and mutual interest aimed at further enhancing ties between the navies of two countries. Admiral Niazi was also given a comprehensive briefing regarding Turkish naval forces.

Later, the admiral called on Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar and Turkish Armed Forces Commander General Yasar Guler at Turkish General Staff Headquarters in Ankara.

He also called on the President of Defence Industries Ismail Demir to discuss matters related to regional security, bilateral defence collaboration and mutual interest. The naval chief commended the role and contributions of Turkish armed forces for maintaining maritime peace and stability in the region.

Earlier, Admiral Niazi also laid floral wreath at the Ataturk Mausoleum in Ankara and signed the honour book, added the statement.

Turkish dignitaries acknowledged the efforts of the Pakistan Navy for maintaining maritime peace and stability in the Indian Ocean region. It is expected that the recent visit of the naval chief will further enhance and expand naval collaboration and defence ties between the two countries in general and both navies in particular, the statement concluded.


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