Malaysian Naval Chief’s visits Naval Headquarters

Islamabad, December 05, 2014 (PPI-OT): Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar, Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy is on an official visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Chief of the Naval Staff.

Upon arrival at Naval Headquarters, the Malaysian Naval Chief was received by Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy clad in ceremonial dress, presented him the Guard of Honour. The visiting dignitary was then introduced to Principal Staff Officers at Naval Headquarters.

Later, Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar, called on Chief of the Naval Staff in his office, where he held detailed discussion on professional matters with his counterpart. Various avenues of cooperation between the two navies were also discussed in detail.

The visiting dignitary is on a second leg of his tour and had earlier attended IDEAS-2014 besides visiting PN units/facilities and meeting Naval Field Commands at Karachi. The Admiral also called on Minister for Defence Production during his recent visit.

During his recent visit, the Admiral has also been conferred with Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military); one of Pakistan’s highest military awards, in recognition of his distinguished services and significant contributions in strengthening the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Malaysia in general and Navies of both the brotherly nations in particular.

The honourable dignitary joined the Royal Malaysian Navy in 1974. Besides holding the appointment as Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy, the Admiral has had the privilege to serve on various coveted appointments including Chief of Staff to the Fleet Operations Commander, Assistant Chief of Staff Human Resources, Fleet Operations Commander, Assistant Chief of Staff (Defence Operations and Training) at the Malaysian Armed Forces Headquarters and Deputy Chief of Navy.

Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar, is a graduate of US Naval War College and has also done Masters in International Relations from Salve Regina University, USA. The Malaysian Naval Chief is also recipient of numerous military awards and honours at International, National and Armed Forces level. This visit is expected to greatly augment the bilateral cooperation between both the Navies.

For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Assistant Director
Directorate of Public Relations
Pakistan Navy
Tel: +92-21-20063210
Cell: +92-333-2171764, +92-300-2171038

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