CNS Zafar Abbasi calls on eastern fleet commander in Saudi Arabia
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who is on an official visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), called on Eastern Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Fahad Ali Al-Furaidan and Commander Royal Saudi Border Guard Vice Admiral Awwad Eid Al Balawi.
During the meeting with Commander Royal Saudi Border Guard, professional matters of mutual interest were discussed. The Admiral highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and performance in fight against terrorism in general and Pakistan Navy’s efforts for maintaining peace and stability in Indian Ocean Region. Vice Admiral Awwad Eid Al Balawi acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in promoting peace and stability in the maritime domain for freedom of seas and free flow of maritime trade.
Later, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi met Eastern Fleet Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces Rear Admiral Fahad Ali Al-Furaidan at Jubail. During the meeting, professional matters and various avenues of bilateral collaboration came under discussion. The Admiral also visited Command and Control Centre and Mine Warfare Centre at the naval base.
Thereafter, Chief of the Naval Staff visited King Fahad Naval Academy and called on Commandant of the Academy, Rear Admiral Zead Al Otaibi.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including professional and academic training and grooming of young officers were discussed. Chief of the Naval Staff also visited various segments/ sections of King Fahad Naval Academy and interacted with Midshipmen and cadets.