Commander Kenyan Navy, Major General Levi Franklin Mghalu called on Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi here at the Naval Headquarters on Tuesday. They discussed matters of maritime security, stability and mutual interest including bilateral naval collaboration.
The Naval Chief highlighted Pakistan’s commitment in fight against terrorism and Pakistan Navy’s contributions for ensuring maritime security and peace in the region. A brief was also given to the visiting Commander on Pakistan Navy’s perspective on security situation in Indian Ocean Region. He was briefed on the plight of Kashmiri people in the backdrop of abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A of Indian Constitution and Pakistan’s continued support to the just and rightful struggle of Kashmiris.
The Naval Chief thanked the visiting dignitary for the hospitality afforded to Pakistan Navy Ships ASLAT & MOAWIN on their recent visit to Mombasa. Commander Kenya Navy also appreciated the PN Ships for establishing Medical Camp at the port which facilitated thousands of patients and for holding passage exercise with Kenya Navy Ship JASSIRI. Both the dignitaries agreed on further enhancing mutual interactions in diversified naval domains.
During his stay in Pakistan, the Commander Kenya Navy will also visit Pakistan Navy War College at Lahore and Pakistan Navy’s operational/ training units, J oint Maritime Information & Coordination Centre (JMICC) at Karachi besides holding interactions with Commander Pakistan Fleet, Commander Coast and Commander Karachi.
It is expected that the visit of Commander Kenya Navy shall further promote the existing bilateral cooperation between the two countries in general and the navies in particular.
Earlier, Guard of Honor was presented to Major General Levi Franklin Mghalu. The visiting Commander laid floral wreath at the Shuhada’s Monument and was introduced to the Chiefs of Staff and Principal Staff Officers at Naval Headquarters.
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