ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Navy Ship Tabuk has visited Manama, Bahrain during Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP). 

According to a PN press release received here on Saturday, upon arrival at Mina Salman Port, the PN Ship was received by Ambassador of Pakistan Muhammad Ayub along with Commander Combined Task Force 150 Cdre Vaqar Muhammad, Naval and Air Attaché of Pakistan at KSA and officials from Pakistan and Bahrain Naval forces. During stay at the port, Commanding Officer PNS Tabuk Capt Muhammad Umair called on Commander Royal Bahrain Naval Forces (RBNF) Rear Admiral Muhammad Yousif Al Asam, Acting Commander Bahrain Coast Guard Brig Hamad Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa and Deputy Commander Bahrain Coast Guard Brig Jasim Mohamed Al Gatam. 

During the meetings, matters of mutual interests and cooperation were discussed. The Commanding Officer highlighted Pakistan’s efforts in promoting peace and security in the region and PN’s firm resolve to deal with emerging challenges in maritime domain. He also highlighted the significance of the Kashmir issue and its settlement in accordance with the UNSC resolution for ensuring peace and prosperity in the region. Commanding Officer PNS Tabuk also conveyed sincere regards from Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi for the people of Bahrain and Royal Bahrain Naval Forces. The Commanding Officer PNS Tabuk also called on Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Force Cdre Aldrain Fryer (UK), Capt Brendon Clarke (New Zealand) outgoing CCTF 150 and Capt Mohammed Ismail Al Tarawnch (Jordan) CCTF 151. 

The Pakistan Navy believes in promoting peace and is committed to maritime security and order at sea. The port visit will contribute in strengthening the bilateral ties and further enhance interoperability between both navies, said the press release.