Islamabad, March 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): Chief of Italian Navy, Admiral Valter Girardelli visited Naval Headquarters Islamabad and called on Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi. Upon arrival at Naval Headquarters, the dignitary was received by Chief of the Naval Staff. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy clad in ceremonial dress presented Guard of Honour. The visiting dignitary was then introduced to Principal Staff Officers at NHQ.
Later, Admiral Valter Girardelli called on Chief of the Naval Staff in his office, where discussions on professional matters of mutual interest and bilateral naval collaboration were dilated upon. Various avenues of cooperation between the two Navies were also focused. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and contributions in fight against terrorism including participation of Pakistan Navy in Coalition Task Force against piracy and maritime terrorism.
Admiral Valter Girardelli highly appreciated role and contributions of Pakistan Navy in maintaining peace and stability in the region. The call was followed by a brief given to the visiting dignitary on Pakistan Navy’s perspective on regional issues and PN contributions towards peace and stability in the Indian Ocean. Later, Chief of Italian Navy also laid floral wreath at Shuhada Monument at Naval Headquarters.
In the second leg of his visit, Chief of Italian Navy is scheduled to visit Pakistan Navy Field Commands at Karachi. The visit of Chief of Italian Navy is expected to strengthen the bilateral collaboration between the two Navies.
For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan