Islamabad, 19 May 2022 (TDI): Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi called on the Navy Commander of Egypt today.

The Naval Chief is currently in Egypt on official business. During his visit, he called on the Egyptian Navy Commander-in-Chief. When the Admiral arrived at Egyptian Naval Headquarters, he was greeted by the Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Navy and was given a Guard of Honour.

Chief of the Naval Staff  in Egypt
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi being presented Guard of Honour on his arrival at Naval Headquarters Egypt

During the meeting with the Egyptian Navy Chief, bilateral naval cooperation and regional maritime security issues were reviewed. Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi emphasized Pakistan Navy’s initiative to provide maritime security in the area through Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP) and participation in the Combined Maritime Force.

The Naval Chief emphasized the necessity of strengthening collaboration between the two nations’ armed forces through bilateral exercises and training programs.

The dignitaries recognized the significance of strong military cooperation between the two countries.

The Egyptian Navy’s duties and capabilities were thoroughly briefed to the Chief of Naval Staff. The Admiral also paid visits to the Mistral Helicopter Carrier and the ENS BERNEES.

The visit of the Navy Chief is anticipated to strengthen and develop defense cooperation between the two nations in general, and fleets in particular.

Pakistan-Egypt relations 

Egypt and Pakistan share a strong nationalist relationship; both countries were created as modern nation-states in the age of nationalism, with a Muslim majority. Their relationship dates back to 1947, when Pakistan’s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, paid a final visit to Egypt on a special invitation from King Fuad II.

Egypt maintains an embassy in Islamabad, whereas Pakistan maintains an embassy in Cairo. Both countries are members of the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) and the “D8”.

The Pakistani and Egyptian militaries maintain close ties in defense production, and the two countries frequently exchange high-level delegations of military chiefs.