Dakar, 8 December 2021 (TDI): Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Alamgir visited Dakar. The visit was three days long. It lasted from 30th November to 3rd December 2021.
The Pakistan delegation was welcomed by health officials and the Navy of Senegal. Pakistan’s defense attaché was also present at the event.
Pakistan Navy held multiple engagements during this visit.
The delegation set a free medical camp as a goodwill gesture. The medical camp provided free services including free consultation and medicines. Further, the camp provided help to over 2000 patients. The patients visited the medical camps from all over Senegal.
The camp ensured all medical protocols, keeping in view the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of COVID-19.
Pakistan Navy Ship ALAMGIR Visits Dakar (30 Nov-03 December 2021) – Free Medical Camp established – Free consultation and medicines provided to 2,000+ patients from all across Senegal(1/3). #PNSALAMGIR@MaeseSenegal@PR_Senegal@ForeignOfficePk@OfficialDGISPR @PakistanNavy pic.twitter.com/UtKYEuXmie
— Pakistan Embassy Senegal (@PakinSenegal) December 4, 2021
The visiting delegation also interacted with state officials and representatives of Senegal. The Pakistan delegation called on the Senegalese Minister of Armed Forces, Chief of Naval Staff, and the Chief of Air Staff.
During these meetings, both sides discussed matters of mutual interest. Moreover, both sides agreed on the enhancement of bilateral ties in all spheres.
Pakistani mission commander also extended kind wishes to the people of Senegal and the Senegalese Navy on the behalf of Pakistan’s Naval Chief.
Moreover, the PNS Alamgir crew hosted a dinner. Members of civil society, Defense officials, Journalists, and Businesspersons attended the reception.
Additionally, the visit concluded with Naval exercises. PNS Alamgir held a bilateral passage exercise with the Senegalese Navy. The goal behind the exercise was to achieve enhanced interoperability between both the naval sides.
PNS Alamgir’s visit to the port in Dakar was warmly welcomed and successfully concluded. Additionally, it aided in providing an opportunity to further cordial relations between both states. Pakistan and Senegal enjoy friendly and close diplomatic ties.
The deployment was put forth with set goals. It aimed to foster friendly relations with African nations including enhancing naval cooperations, developing interoperability with the host navy, and furthering avenues of humanitarian assistance.