Pakistan, Italian navy ships conduct joint sea exercise

Pakistan, Italian navy ships conduct joint sea exercise

Karachi (Web Desk): Italian Navy Ship Morosini visited Karachi on Tuesday and conducted bilateral exercise with Pakistan Navy.

According to a statement issued by Pakistan Navy, Upon arrival at Karachi Port, the Italian Navy Ship was warmly welcomed by the senior officials of Pakistan Navy and the Ambassador of Italy.

On completion of the port visit, Pakistan Navy Ship Shahjahan with embarked helicopter and PAF fighters carried out sea exercise with visiting Italian ship to enhance interoperability between the two navies.

"The sea exercise is aimed at strengthening mutual professional skills through cooperation and learning from each other's experience," the statement said.

Concurrent to ship's visit, Director of Military Personnel of the Italian Navy Vice Admiral Andrea Gueglio visited Pakistan and called-on Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Muhammad Faisal Abbasi.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and avenues for future collaboration to enhance regional maritime security were discussed.

Meanwhile, an Italian Defence Industries delegation led by Chairman M/s Fincantieri, General (Retd) Claudio Graziano (former Italian COAS) also visited Karachi to showcase capabilities of Italian defence industry and shipbuilding.