Navy chief returns home

Staff Correspondent

6 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Navy chief returns home

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal pays tribute to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first president and father of modern Turkey, during his recent visit to the country. —ISPR photo

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal returned home from Turkey on Friday after an official visit at the invitation of Turkish Navy Chief Admiral Adnan Ozbal.

Assistant Navy Chief (operations) and Navy Administrative authorities Dhaka formally welcomed the Chief of Naval Staff at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital, says an ISPR press release.

During the visit to Turkey, the Chief of Naval Staff paid homage to the tomb of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the country’s first president and father of modern Turkey.

He later paid a courtesy call on Admiral Adnan Ozbal, the country’s navy chief. When the naval chief arrived at the country’s naval headquarters, he was given a guard of honor by a well-equipped team. He visited the guards and received salutations.

During the meeting, the naval chiefs discussed issues of mutual interest including training between the two friendly countries, shipbuilding, enhancing mutual cooperation in cyber security.

The Chief of Naval Staff also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest with the Chief of the Armed Forces General Yasar Guler, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff and President of the Defense Industry.