Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, attended the 24th International Sea Power Symposium 2021 during an official visit to the USA. The Naval Chief also held one-on-one meetings with the Naval leadership of various countries.
The International Sea Power Symposium is organized biennially at USA Naval War College, Newport. The forum offers a unique opportunity for the world’s maritime leaders to discuss common maritime challenges and promote/enhance international maritime security cooperation. This year, the theme for the symposium was, ‘Strength in Unity’ and delegations of over 80 countries, including Naval and Coast Guard leaders attended the conference. A few important topics of panel discussions were, Sea Power in the Information Age, Combating the Invisible Foe: COVID-19 and Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. Besides talks by the distinguished speakers, the forum also provided an opportunity to share individual thoughts and proposals for enhancing regional and global maritime security.
On the sidelines, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, held meetings with the U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Carlos Del Toro, senior officials of U.S. Navy and Naval Chiefs of Argentina, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Sri Lanka and Turkey. During the meetings, matters of mutual interest, emerging shared security challenges in the maritime domain and bilateral naval collaboration were discussed. CNS also apprised his counterparts on Pakistan’s commitment to maintain peace and stability in the Indian Ocean Region by providing support to the Combined Maritime Force Operations and Pakistan Navy’s initiative of Regional Maritime Security Patrols.
Earlier, the Naval Chief also visited the U.S. Surface Warfare School and was briefed about the role of U.S. Navy in countering emerging threats in the global maritime domain.
It is expected that the recent visit of Chief of the Naval Staff would greatly augment bilateral cooperation with the participating navies for enhancing regional and global maritime security.
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