KARACHI, Pakistan: The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi has said that Pakistan Navy is ever ready to play a positive role for the peace in the region.
In his message read out by the Commander of 25th Destroyer Squadron Commodore Imtiaz Ali at the impressive Flag Hoisting Ceremony of the 7th Multinational Maritime Exercise “AMAN-21” in Karachi on Friday, the Naval Chief said that Pakistan Navy has taken several initiatives for maritime security and promote peace in the waters of the region.
The Naval Chief said that one such initiative is the Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) to make the waters safe for maritime activities and keep a check at all the illegal activities.
The 7th Multinational Maritime Exercise “AMAN-21” kicked off in Karachi on Thursday under the theme of ‘Together for Peace’.
#PakNavy released a song #CallofPeace on special occasion of Multinational Naval #ExerciseAMAN2021. Song carries powerful msg of peace & resolve 4 collaborative approach. Around 45 countries are participating in AMAN-21 under the slogan #TogetherforPeacehttps://t.co/YC98LYuurA pic.twitter.com/uwSVAwpdf0
— DGPR (Navy) (@dgprPaknavy) February 11, 2021
The six-day exercise is being carried out in the form of collaboration between the Navies of various Countries to maintain a safe and sustainable maritime realm and enhance interoperability between regional and extra-regional Navies.
The Aman Exercise is conducted by the Pakistan Navy after every two years with a resolve against terrorism and piracy.
In its Official Flag Hoisting Ceremony on Friday, the Commander Pakistan Fleet Rear Admiral Naveed Ashraf was the Chief Guest while guests from seven allied Countries also attended the Ceremony as Guests of Honour.
During the main Ceremony, the flags of all 45 participating Countries were hoisted in the air with Pakistan’s flag in the middle and Navy band playing the national anthem of Pakistan.
While addressing the Ceremony, the Commander Pakistan Fleet Rear Admiral Naveed Ashraf said that the exercise aims at to promote security and stability in the region and keep the maritime environment safe from threats.
The Chief Guest said that the exercise has two Phases – a Harbor Phase and a Sea Phase – while an International Level Conference is also part of the event to explore the development of Blue Economy.