Saudi, Pakistani naval commanders meet in Islamabad, discuss regional maritime security

ISLAMABAD: Rear Admiral Sajer bin Rafeed Al-Anezi, commander of eastern fleet of the Royal Saudi Navy, on Monday met with Pakistani Naval Chief Admiral Naveed Ashraf in Islamabad and discussed with him regional maritime security among other affairs, Pakistan Navy said.

The meeting was held at the Pakistan Navy headquarters, where the Pakistani naval chief welcomed the dignitary, according to a statement issued by Pakistan Navy’s directorate of public relations.

“During the meeting, views were exchanged on mutual interest affairs and regional maritime security,” the statement read.

The honorable guest appreciated Pakistan Navy’s efforts for maritime security and stability in the region, according to the statement.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have deep cultural, defense and economic ties that are deeply rooted in history and religion, while the Kingdom is home to over two million Pakistani expatriates.

Pakistan Navy said the visit of the Saudi naval commander will further promote bilateral ties between the two countries.

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