Naval Chief attends 24th Sea Power Symposium in US
ISLAMABAD – Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi has attended the 24th International Sea Power Symposium 2021 in the USA.
He was on an official visit to the USA to attend the 24th International Sea Power Symposium.
During the visit, the Naval Chief also had one-on-one meetings with the Navy leadership of various countries. According to the Pakistan Navy officials, the International Sea Power Symposium is organized biennially at the US Naval War College Newport. The Forum offers a unique opportunity for the world’s maritime leaders to discuss common maritime challenges and promote/ enhance international maritime security cooperation.
This year the theme for the symposium was ‘Strength in Unity’ and delegations of over 80 countries including naval and coast guard leaders attended the conference.
Holds meetings with naval leadership of various countries
Few important topics of panel discussions were Sea Power in the Information Age, Combating Invisible Foe: Covid-19 and Illegal Unreported & Unregulated Fishing. Besides talks by distinguished speakers, the forum also provided an opportunity to share individual thoughts and proposals for enhancing regional and global maritime security. On the sidelines of the symposium, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi had meetings with US Secy of Navy Carlos Del Toro, senior officials of US Navy and Naval Chiefs of Argentine, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Sri Lanka and Turkey. During the meetings, matters of mutual interest, emerging shared security challenges in maritime domain and bilateral naval collaboration were discussed.
The Admiral also apprised his counterparts on Pakistan’s commitment to maintain peace and stability in the Indian Ocean Region by providing support to Combined Maritime Force Operations and Pakistan Navy’s initiative of Regional Maritime Security Patrols.