KARACHI - Japanese Maritime Self Defence Forces Training Ship JS Kashima is on an official five-day visit to Karachi.

Rear Admiral Hidetoshi Fuchinoue, Squadron Commander, is also present onboard ship, says a press release issued by Pak Navy here on Saturday. The Rear Admiral along with officers and sailors of the ship laid floral wreath at Mazar-e-Quaid.

Later Rear Admiral Hidetoshi Fuchinoue called on the Naval Admin Authorities at Karachi. In these meetings matters pertaining to operational and training were discussed. Regional Maritime Security situation also came under discussion. Japanese naval delegation also met with the members of Japanese community in the metropolis.

The Japanese naval cadets visited Pakistan Naval Academy and other PN Units at Karachi. JS Kashima will depart Karachi on September 09.  While enroute, the visiting ship will also hold passage exercise with Pakistan navy ships.