Karachi, March 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): Chief of Italian Navy, Admiral Valter Girardelli was on an official visit to Pakistan. During the visit, Chief of Italian Navy called on Chief of the Naval staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at Naval Headquarters Islamabad on 07 Mar 18, where discussions on professional matters and avenues of existing and future naval collaboration were focused.
In the second leg of the visit, Admiral Valter Girardelli met various Naval Field Commands at Karachi. During the visit to Karachi, Chief of Italian Navy called on Commander Karachi, Rear Admiral Ather Mukhtar, Commander Coast, Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas and Commander Pakistan Fleet, Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi in separate meetings.
During the meetings, besides discussions on professional matters and bilateral naval collaboration, the Chief of Italian Navy lauded Pakistan Navy’s role and commitments in maintaining peace and stability in the region through persistent participation in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan and Counter Piracy Task Forces.
Admiral Valter Girardelli also laid floral wreath at Mazar-e-Quaid. Later, the dignitary visited various PN establishments and ships. The visit of Chief of Italian Navy to Pakistan is expected to further strengthen the bilateral defence collaboration between Pakistan and Italian in general and the two Navies in particular.
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Directorate of Public Relations,
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan