Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah officially visited Germany. During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Germany, Vice Admiral Ruehle, German Naval Chief (Inspector of German Navy), Vice Admiral Andreas Krause and also visited German Naval Academy at Flensburg and German Submarine Naval Base at Eckernforde.
Upon his arrival at Federal Ministry of Defence Germany at Berlin, the Admiral was received by German Naval Chief (Inspector of German Navy), Vice Admiral Andreas Krause. A ceremonial guard with military honours was also presented to the Naval Chief on the occasion. Thereafter, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah laid wreath on German Armed Forces Memorial at Federal Ministry of Defence.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah called on Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Germany, Vice Admiral Ruehle in his office. During the meeting, professional matters of mutual interest and bilateral defence ties were dilated upon. Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Germany highly appreciated the role and contributions of Pakistan in spearheading various initiatives for maintaining peace and stability in the region. Both the dignitaries agreed and looked forward to further enhancing the interaction between Pakistan and Germany in the diverse fields of training, mutual visits and defence collaboration.
During discussions with German Naval Chief, various matters of mutual interest including bilateral naval collaboration, maritime security and stability, Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan (CMCP), counter piracy operations, drug trafficking and various avenues to enhance inter-operability between Pakistan and German Navy were pondered upon. Naval Chief also highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and performance in fight against terrorism in general and Pakistan Navy’s efforts for maintaining regional peace and security in particular. Vice Admiral Andreas Krause acknowledged Pakistan Navy’s efforts and focused commitments in support of collaborative maritime security in the region and also hoped to extend cooperation between both the Navies in diverse fields of Naval collaboration.
During his visit to German Naval Academy, Chief of the Naval Staff was received by Flotillen Admiral Kay-Achim Shonbach, Commandant German Naval Academy. Professional matters of mutual interest came under discussion during the meeting. Subsequently, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah visited German Submarine Training Centre at German Submarine Naval Base Eckernforde, where Chief of the Naval Staff was given detailed briefings regarding Submarine Training Centre.
Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also visited German Navy Ship and Submarine. During his visits onboard, the Naval Chief interacted with crew of the ship and submarines and lauded their operational competence.
It is expected that the recent visit of the Naval Chief will further enhance and expand defence ties between the two countries in general and Armed Forces in particular.
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