Pakistan Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) enjoy longstanding cordial relations. Both navies have been participating in Maritime Security Operations for a long time and conducting sea exercises at various occasions. JMSDF has also been a regular participant in AMAN series of exercises being conducted by Pakistan Navy since 2007. As part of AMAN-19 exercise, preliminary activities have commenced since January 19. In this backdrop, JMSDF ship IKAZUCHI arrived Karachi for 2 days port visit to take part Pre-AMAN activities.
An impressive reception was arranged by Pakistan Navy to welcome JMSDF ship at Karachi Port, wherein senior officials of Pakistan Navy along with Japanese diplomats received the ship at Karachi Port. During port visit, a number of training, sports and leisure activities were conducted.
On completion of the port visit, sea exercises were conducted between Pakistan Navy and JMSDF ships covering wide range of naval operations aimed to enhance interoperability and collaborative efforts towards maritime security in the region.
The visit of JMSDF ship to Pakistan will further strengthen mutual collaboration and enhance interoperability between two navies through conduct of exercises and discussion on issues of common maritime interest.
PAKISTAN NAVY AND PAKISTAN MARITIME SECURITY AGENCY SHIPS VISITED IRAN
Pakistan Navy Flotilla comprising Pakistan Navy Ships KHAIBAR, RAHNAWARD, MADAGAR and Pakistan Maritime Security Ship ZHOB visited Port Bandar Abbas of Iran as part of Overseas Deployment.
The Mission Commander of PN Flotilla was Commodore Muhammad Saleem. Pakistani flotilla was given a warm welcome by the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) on its arrival at Port Bandar Abbas. Military band of IRIN was present to receive Pakistan Navy Ships in a traditional manner to demonstrate warmth and hospitality. In addition, a large number of IRIN officers including Deputy Commander of Iran’s First Naval Region were present to receive the ships.
During stay at Bandar Abbas, the Mission Commander along with Commanding Officers called on Commander of Iran’s First Naval Region, Commodore Mojtaba Mohammadi. The Pakistan Navy delegation also called on General Governor of Hormozgan Mr Hemati. Besides various meetings, exchange visits on each other’s naval units and sports events were also held.
During stay at port, a reception was hosted onboard PNS KHAIBAR. Commodore Mojtaba Mohammadi, Commander of Iran’s First Naval Region graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The reception was attended by a large number of guests including Ambassadors and Defence Attache’s from different countries.
Naval forces play an important role in strengthening relationship between nations through goodwill visits. Pakistan and Iran are tied with the bond of religion and neighborhood. Therefore, both the countries enjoy friendly relations which is well known to all. The visit by PN ships will enhance PN’s bilateral relations with Islamic Republic of Iran Navy in diverse avenues.