Pakistani Naval Forces received two ships built in China to secure the safety of Pakistan’s Gwadar port, and to operate within the joint security plan of Pakistan-China to protect the economic corridor, linking the Pakistani seaport with Western regions of China, across Pakistani territories.
The handover ceremony took place Sunday in the port of Gwadar, in the presence of officials from China and Pakistan. The two ships crews were greeted by Pakistani Fleet commanding officer Admiral Arefullah Hosseini.
Pakistani media explained that the two ships are equipped with the latest advanced weapons and will, immediately, join Pakistani Navy, and are named after two rivers Hangeul and Bascule, adjacent to the port of Gwadar.
On this occasion, Admiral Hosseini said in a statement that the two Chinese-made ships have become part and parcel of Pakistan’s Navy, and will contribute to strengthening the defense capabilities of the forces, in charge of securing the safety of the port of Gwadar.
He added that the Pakistan-China friendship was becoming stronger and deeper than the ocean, day by day.
Last month, Pakistan Navy Ship ALAMGIR, a multinational Frigate of 25th Destroyer Squadron, commanded by Captain Imtiaz Ali has arrived at port of Alexandria in Egypt on a three days goodwill visit, The Times of Islamabad reported then.
The visit of Pakistan Navy Ship to Egypt aimed at strengthening the bonds of friendship between the two countries.
Pakistan and Egypt historically enjoy brotherly relations and Navies of both countries maintain warm and cordial relations for decades. This includes regular exercises and training exchange programs.