By Javed Mahmood
KARACHI – Pakistan and Turkey will start three days of naval exercises April 22 to strengthen maritime security cooperation in the North Arabian and adjoining seas as part of the battle against piracy, Pakistan Navy spokesman Capt. Shakeel said.
Pakistan Navy Frigate PNS Alamgir arrived at Golcuk Naval Base, Turkey, April 21, to carry out a number of harbour and high-seas exercises with the Turkish Navy, he said.
Shakeel said the navies of Pakistan and Turkey have a history of such joint exercises.
The Pakistani navy is actively involved in maintaining peace and stability from the Gulf of Aden to the Gulf of Oman, including the North Arabian Sea, Shakeel said.
In support of UN Resolutions, Pakistan is patrolling the Gulf of Aden and the Somali coast to prevent pirates from seizing ships, he added.