March 02 , 2017
Commander of Turkish forces meets naval chief
Islamabad: General Hulusi AKAR, commander of Turkish Armed Forces on Wednesday visited Naval Headquarters and called on Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah.
During the meeting, professional matters and various avenues of defence collaboration between Pakistan and Turkey came under discussion, PN press release read. The Naval Chief highlighted the role and contribution of Pakistan Navy in maintaining peace and stability in the regional maritime domain.
The admiral also cited the conduct of Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN-17 under the auspices of Pakistan Navy and highly appreciated the active participation of Turkish Navy. General Hulusi AKAR acknowledged the efforts of Pakistan Navy for establishment of maritime peace, stability and lawful order at sea by bringing together global navies towards a shared commitment under the ambit of Exercise AMAN 17. He lauded commitment and performance of Pakistan Navy in fight against terrorism including participation in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan (CMCP) and Counter Piracy Operations for maritime security and stability in the region. The visit is expected to greatly enhance the bilateral defence collaboration between Pakistan and Turkey.