Pakistan Navy Ship NASR Wednesday paid a goodwill visit to Mombasa, Kenya as part of Overseas Deployment to the African region.
Upon arrival at the port of Mombasa, PN Ship was received by High Commissioner of Pakistan to Kenya, Pakistan Defence Advisor and host country naval officials, said a Pakistan Navy news release.
During the ship stay at Mombasa, the Mission Commander and Commanding Officer of PNS NASR called on Kenyan Principal Secretary for Defence, Deputy Governor Mombasa and Commander Kenyan Navy.
During the interactions, matters of mutual interest and enhancement of bilateral cooperation were emphasized.
The Mission Commander conveyed sincere regards of Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi for the people of Kenya in general and the Kenyan Navy in particular.
The Mission Commander also appraised the dignities on deteriorating situation and human rights violations being perpetrated by the Indian Armed forces against innocent people of Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
He highlighted the illegality of the Indian annexation of IIOJK and its disputed status as per the resolutions of the United Nations.
Pakistan’s Engage Africa Policy
Earlier, during the deployment, Pakistan Navy Ship NASR encircled the African continent and paid a visit to Djibouti where the Djiboutian Naval Chief highly applauded the role of the Pakistan Navy in combating piracy and fighting against serious hydrological hazards in the Arabian Sea region.
Pakistan Navy Ship NASR also visited Sudan and Benin. During the visits, PN Ship gifted food aid as a humanitarian gesture of solidarity and friendship for the people of these countries.
PNS NASR visit to African countries is in line with the Government of Pakistan Engage Africa policy that seeks to explore new avenues of cooperation, strengthening bilateral ties and developing interoperability with African countries.
Modern states have begun to use their naval capacity to increase their diplomatic outreach in far areas of the world.
Courtesy: APP with additional input by GVS