Istanbul, 17 November 2021 (TDI): Pakistan Navy Ship, ALAMGHIR, visited AKSAZ naval base, Turkey. The ship participated in a multinational naval exercise ‘EX DOGU AKDENIZ-21’. The exercise was conducted at the Mediterranean Sea.
The exercise aimed to ensure the safety and security of seas and enhancing interoperability among navies of various countries.
Vice Admiral Zahid Illyas represented Pakistan Navy at the exercise. Naval officials from the ship meet Turkish counterparts during the stay of the ship, including Commander Turkish Maritime Forces.
PNS ALAMGIR participated in Multinational Ex DOGU AKDENIZ-21 in AKSAZ, Turkey. V/Adm Zahid Ilyas represented #PakNavy in Ex. During stay, Admiral, Mission Cdr & CO called on Turkish Naval high ranking officials. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/9kr8y5uM6i
— DGPR (Navy) (@dgprPaknavy) November 15, 2021
The meetings marked a discussion of matters of mutual interest. Both sides exchanged views on enhancing naval collaboration between the two countries. Moreover, naval officials from Pakistan also apprised the Turkish naval officials about the Pakistan Navy’s efforts for regional maritime peace, stability, and security.
The ship also conducted a bilateral naval exercise ‘Ex TURGUTREIS-VI’ with the Turkish navy ship. During the exercises, both navies demonstrated various tactical and seamanship drills.
Additionally, the mission commander conveyed regards from Vice Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi to the people of Turkey and the Turkish Navy.
Last month, PNS ALAMGIR visited Egypt and participated in a joint naval exercise. Earlier, the ship also participated in a multinational anti-piracy operation under Combined Task Force 151.
Pakistan Navy’s active participation in bilateral and multinational exercises and operation demonstrates its commitment towards ensuring maritime peace and security.