The Naval Chief also met Commander of Baltic Fleet, Vice Admiral Aleksandr Nostatov, a press release issued here by Directorate of Public Relations of Pakistan Navy said.
Upon arrival at Baltic Fleet Headquarters, the Naval Chief was received by Vice Admiral Aleksandr Nostatov, while ceremonial guard was presented with military honours to him on the occasion.
During discussions, matters of mutual interest including maritime security and stability, counter piracy operations, drug trafficking and various avenues to enhance interoperability between both the navies were discussed. Vice Admiral Aleksandr Nostatov briefed Chief of the Naval Staff regarding operations of Baltic Fleet.
Later, Admiral Zafar Mahmood visited polygon of Marine Corps Khmelevks and witnessed demonstration of armament of military equipment.
He also visited Russian Federation Navy Ship BOIKIY and was briefed by the Commanding Officer. The Naval Chief interacted with ship’s crew and appreciated their professional competence.
The visit of Naval Chief to the Russian Federation would greatly augment bilateral cooperation between both the countries in general and navies in particular.