ISLAMABAD, AUG 16 /DNA/ – Pakistan Navy Ship TAIMUR visited Colombo, Sri Lanka as part of Goodwill and Flag Showing mission. Upon arrival at port vicinity, Pakistan Navy Ship was welcomed by Sri Lankan Naval units and received by Defence Attaché of Pakistan at Colombo and Officials of Sri Lankan Navy. On this occasion, the military band of Sri Lanka played tunes as part of welcome gesture.
During the port visit, Commanding Officer of PNS TAIMUR called-on Commander Western Naval Area (COMWEST). During the interactions, matters of mutual interests were discussed and enhancement of bilateral ties in all spheres was re-affirmed. The Commanding Officer conveyed good wishes of Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi for the people of Sri Lanka.
PNS TAIMUR also celebrated Diamond Jubilee of Independence Day of Pakistan at Sri Lanka. Commanding Officer of the ship attended Flag Hoisting ceremony at Pakistani High Commission.
Independence Day ceremony was also held onboard ship. The ship was attended by senior officials of Sri Lankan Navy along with a large number of diplomatic corps. PN Officers also visited Sri Lankan Navy Ship SINDURALA as exchange visit.
Upon completion of port visit, PNS TAIMUR conducted bilateral naval Exercise Lion Star-IV with Sri Lankan Navy Ship to enhance interoperability in maritime domain.
Visit of PNS TAIMUR to Sri Lanka provided an opportunity for both countries to further enhance the existing close diplomatic ties and cordial relations.=DNA