High Commissioner hosts dinner in honour of Admiral Zakaullah, Chief of The Naval Staff

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H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, hosted a dinner in honour of Admiral Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff of Pakistan at his official residence on 11 February 2016. The dinner was attended by First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zembellas, General Charles Vyvyan, Rear Admiral Amjad Hussain and various key MoD staff.

In his welcome remarks, the High Commissioner welcomed the guests and thanked British authourities for continued high level strategic relationship with Pakistan. He termed the existing relations between Pakistan and the UK as excellent and  hoped for their further strengthening in future.

Admiral Zakaullah also thanked British government and in particular the First Sea Lord for his personal involvement in this visit that ensured meetings and fruitful discussions not only with Royal Navy command but also with EUNAVFOR and NATO Maritime Command at Northwood. The Admiral mentioned the strong linkages between Pakistan and the UK and in particular the Pakistan Navy and the Royal Navy.

Admiral Zakaullah was on a five-day official visit to the UK that included various meetings within MoD-UK, Naval Command Headquarters – Portsmouth, visit to Carrier Strike Group in Scotland, EU Naval Forces and NATO Maritime Command at Northwood and DefenceAcademy in Shrivenham. The visit concluded on 12 February 2016.

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