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Two Pakistan Navy ships visit Nigerian port

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Ships MOAWIN and ASLAT visited Port Lagos, Nigeria, as part of Overseas Deployment to African region. During the visit, Mission Commander & Commanding Officers of the visiting ships called on prominent Nigerian authoritie­s including Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command (WNC) and Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC). A free medical camp was also establishe­d by team of Pakistan Navy doctors and paramedics during the port call. The visit was also amply utilized to highlight the deteriorat­ing situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK).

Upon arrival at Port Lagos, visiting Pakistan Navy Ships were extended a very warm welcome by Nigerian Navy. During the visit, Mission Commander along with Commanding Officers of Pakistan Navy Ships called on Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command (WNC) and Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC). During meetings with Nigerian authoritie­s, Mission Commander conveyed sincere regards from Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of the Naval Staff to the people of Nigeria in general and Nigerian Navy in particular. Both the sides displayed commitment and desire on further expanding and enhancing brotherly relations between the two countries. Pakistan’s sacrifices in fight against terrorism and Pakistan Navy's initiative­s for maritime security and safety were highlighte­d which were duly acknowledg­ed by the hosts. As a gesture of goodwill, a free Medical Camp was also establishe­d off port premises by a team of Pakistan Navy doctors and paramedics. The camp provided medical treatment and medicines to around 2700 local patients. Some patients were also treated onboard Pakistan Navy Ship MOAWIN, which is fitted with state of art medical facilities.

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