Naval chief awarded ‘King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellence’
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was conferred with ‘King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellence’ by Chief of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces General Fayyad Al Ruwaili at Riyadh, a press statement revealed on Tuesday.
Admiral Abbasi left on an official visit for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the invitation of Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces General Fayyad Al Ruwaili.
During the visit, the naval chief called on General Al Ruwaili. During the meeting professional matters of mutual interest and bilateral defence ties were discussed. General Fayyad Al Ruwaili said that warm and brotherly relations exist between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He highly appreciated the role and contribution of Pakistan in maintaining peace and stability in the region. The meeting was followed by a ceremony to confer the award which was the highest military award of Royal Saudi Armed Forces.
Later, Admiral Abbasi visited Royal Saudi Naval Forces Headquarter where he was received by Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces. A smartly turned-out contingent of presented him guard of honour.
Thereafter, the navel chief called the commander and discussed matters of mutual interest, naval collaboration and security environment in the Indian Ocean. The commander Vice Admiral Fahad Abdullah Al Ghofaily appreciated the professionalism of Pakistan Navy. The visit is expected to augment the bilateral cooperation between both the navies of the two countries further.