CNS ADM Niazi visits Qatar

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – March 10, 2021
RAWALPINDI: The chief of naval staff (CNS) admiral (ADM) Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, during his official visit to Qatar, underscored the importance of enhancing interactions between the armed forces of both countries, Tuesday, through exercises and training exchange programmes.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, during the visit, the CNS called on Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) chief of staff (COS) lieutenant general (Lt.Gen.) (pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al-Ghanem, Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) commander major general (Maj.Gen.) Abdullah Hassan Al-Sulaiti and Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) commander Maj.Gen. (pilot) Salem Hamad Eqail Al-Nabet separately.

In his meeting with QENF commander Maj.Gen.Hassan Al-Sulaiti, regional maritime security and professional matters of mutual interest including bilateral naval collaboration were discussed.

CNS ADM Niazi highlighted Pakistan Navy’s (PN) efforts for ensuring maritime security in the region including regional maritime security patrols (RMSP) and participation in combined maritime forces (CMF).

He also thanked QENF commander for participation of QENF in multinational maritime exercise Aman-2021.

QENF commander Maj.Gen.Hassan Al-Sulaiti appreciated PN’s initiatives in support of collaborative maritime security in the region and acknowledged significance of strong bilateral naval collaboration.

A comprehensive brief was also given to CNS ADM Niazi on the capabilities of Qatari naval forces at the occasion.

Later during separate meetings with QAF COS Lt.Gen. (pilot) Shaheen Al-Ghanem and QEAF commander Maj.Gen. (pilot) Eqail Al-Nabet, professional matters of mutual interest including bilateral defence collaboration were discussed.

The dignitaries, while acknowledging the significance of strong bilateral military cooperation in diverse realms, stressed on enhancing collaborations in expanded military domains.

CNS ADM Niazi also visited a Qatar naval ship (QNS), a training school and Al Ghanem Academy where he was given onsite briefings.

The CNS also visited Joaan Bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College; called on commandant Maj.Gen. Fahad bin Mubarak Al Khayareen and delivered talk on security interactions in the Indian ocean region (IOR) and role of PN in regional maritime security.

It is expected that visit of CNS ADM Niazi will further augment and expand defence ties between the two countries in general and navies in particular.

Earlier, upon arrival at Doha naval base, the CNS was received by QENF commander and a ceremonial guard of honour was presented. CNS ADM Niazi visited various Qatari naval facilities.