Pakistani ship visits Oman to strengthen friendship
November 9, 2019 | 9:50 AM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: Pakistan Navy Ship Shamsheer visited Sultan Qaboos Port in Muscat earlier this month.

Official spokesperson from the Embassy of Pakistan in Oman said the visit was in pursuance of Pakistan Navy’s commitment to regional security and affirmation of its role as a force with global outlook.

“[It was done] for a good will visit during its Regional Maritime Security Patrol which is Pakistan Navy’s initiative of maintaining a presence in the critical sea lanes in order to contribute to regional maritime security and freedom of navigation,” the statement said.

Traditional reception

During the stay at port, the ship hosted a traditional reception onboard which was attended by diplomats including ambassadors and military attaches of various countries, senior officers from the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) and Royal Army of Oman, social elite of Oman and notable Pakistani community members.

Officers and men from the RNO visited the ship for professional briefings and interaction. “The ship’s visit was aimed at strengthening the bonds of friendship between the Sultanate of Oman and Pakistan in general and the RNO and Pakistan Navy in particular, as well as exploring new vistas for future collaborative initiatives between the two brotherly countries,” the spokesperson said.

The ship sailed on the morning of November 5 to take part in the sea phase of the International Maritime Exercise 2019 being conducted off Muscat.

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