ISLAMABAD   -  Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, during his official visit to Jordan has met with the military command of Royal Jordanian Forces, the Pakistan Navy said on Friday.  

During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Jordanian Armed Forces Major General Yousef Ahmed Al-Hnaity, Director Air Operations Brigadier General Mohammad Kh Aljaloudi and Commander Royal Jordanian Naval Force (RJNF) Colonel Hisham Khaleel Al Jarrah in separate meetings.

Upon arrival at Royal Jordanian Naval Force headquarters at Aqaba, the admiral was received by Commander Royal Jordanian Naval Force (RJNF) and was presented Guard of Honour, according to the statement issued by Pakistan Navy. 

During his meeting with the commander RJNF, Naval Chief was briefed on roles and capabilities of RJNF. The dignitaries dwelled on significance of close and strong bilateral naval association in diverse realms between Pakistan and Royal Jordanian Navy.

Earlier, the Naval Chief called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Jordanian Armed Forces Major General Yousef Ahmed Al-Hnaity and Director of Air Operations Brigadier General Muhammad Kh Aljaloudi.

During his meetings with Jordanian armed force commanders, Admiral Niazi dilated upon matters of mutual interest and naval collaboration. He highlighted Pakistan Navy’s focused efforts towards fight against terrorism; Counter Piracy Operations and PN initiative of Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP). Commanders of Jordanian armed forces lauded Pakistan Navy’s efforts in promoting peace and security in the maritime domain and acknowledged strong defence foundations and brotherly relations between Pakistan and Jordan.

Later, Naval Chief visited King Abdullah Special Operations Training Centre (KASOTC) and witnessed a counter terrorism demonstration by Jordanian Special Forces squad. 

It is expected that recent visit of the Naval Chief will further enhance and expand bilateral relations between the two countries and defence collaboration between the armed forces, the statement said.