Japanese Navy commander calls on Pakistan Navy chief
ISLAMABAD: Vice Chief of Joint Staff, Japan Self Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Takashi Motomatsu on Wednesday called on Chief of Pakistan Navy Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at Naval Headquarters in Islamabad, ARY News reported.
The Pakistan Navy spokesperson said both the military leaders exchanged views on the issues of mutual interest including defence and security.
On this occasion, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi thanked Lieutenant General Takashi Motomatsu for Japan’s full participation in multi-nation maritime exercise ‘Aman 2019’, the Pakistan Navy spokesperson said.
He said the Japanese vice chief of joint staff appreciated Pakistan for holding ‘Aman 2019’ to jointly resolve regional security challenges. He also lauded the Pakistan Navy for ensuring joint regional maritime security.
The five-day multi-nation naval exercise Aman-2019, in which 46 nations took part, concluded on February 12.
President of Pakistan Arif Alvi, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, minister for defence productions and other dignitaries had taken part in the ceremony, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The exercise had displayed a resolve of 46 countries under the title “Together for Peace”.
Naval assets including naval ships, helicopters, Special Forces elements and observers from 46 countries had participated in the exercise.