Pakistan Navy Flotilla comprising of PNS Shamsheer, PNS Azmat along with Pakistan Maritime Security Agency Ship Kolachi Port visited Doha, Qatar to participate in Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition (DIMDEX-22). During the exhibition, Commander Logistics Rear Admiral Abid Hameed represented Pakistan Navy.
According to a press release issued by Directorate General Public Relations Navy, upon arrival at Doha port, Pakistan Navy Flotilla was received by Defence Attaché of Pakistan at Qatar Commodore Saqib Ilyas and Commander Protocol & Organization QENF Brigadier Salim Ahmed. During a stay at port, Flag Officer and Mission Commander along with Commanding Officers of PN ships called on various dignitaries including Fleet Commander of Qatari Emiri Naval Force, Commander Qatari Coast Guards, Commander Kuwaiti Navy, Chief of Staff of Libyan Armed Forces, Commander Azerbaijani delegation and Iranian Naval Chief.
During the interactions, matters of mutual interests were discussed and further enhancement of bilateral ties in all spheres was re-affirmed. Taking the opportunity Flag Officer conveyed well wishes from Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi.
Pakistan and Qatar enjoy close defence bilateral relations nurtured over the years through multitudes of naval collaborations and exercises. Visit of PN Flotilla to Qatar would strengthen bilateral ties; enhance naval collaboration and interoperability with Qatar Emiri Naval Forces.