Tehran : NavyPakistan Navy (PN) flotilla comprising PN Ships Khaibar, Rahnaward, Madagar and Pakistan Maritime Security Ship Zhob visited Port Bandar Abbas of Iran as part of an overseas deployment.
PN flotilla mission commander was Commodore Muhammad Salim. Pakistani flotilla was given a warm welcome by the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) on its arrival at Port Bandar Abbas. Military band of IRIN was present to receive PN ships in a traditional manner to demonstrate warmth and hospitality. In addition, a large number of IRIN officers including deputy commander of Iran’s first naval region were present to receive the ships.
During stay at Bandar Abbas, the mission commander along with commanding officers called on Iran’s First Naval Region Commander Commodore Mojtaba Mohammadi. The PN delegation also called on Hormozgan Governor General Hemati. Besides various meetings, exchange visits on each other’s naval units and sports events were also held.
During stay at port, a reception was hosted onboard PNS Khaibar. Commodore Mojtaba Mohammadi graced the occasion as chief guest. The reception was attended by a large number of guests including ambassadors and defence attaché’s from different countries.
Naval forces play an important role in strengthening relationships between nations through goodwill visits. Pakistan and Iran are tied with the bond of religion and neighbourhood; therefore, both the countries enjoy friendly relations which are well known to all. The visit by PN ships will enhance PN’s bilateral relations with Iran in diverse avenues.