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Indian Ocean Naval Symposium concludes

by July 27, 2017 General

Islamabad: During the two-day Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Working Group meeting on Information Sharing and Interoperability hosted by the Pakistan Navy concluded on Wednesday, the participants discussed modalities of sharing information and improving interoperability amongst IONS nations towards the overall objective of increasing maritime cooperation amongst navies in the Indian Ocean Region.

The working group consists of 10 member nations which include Australia, Bangladesh, France, India, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, and UAE. Pakistan is presently chair of the Working Group.

The Working Group also deliberated on different options to promote information exchange and support regional maritime security. Pakistan has always been an ardent supporter of regional peace and collaborative security. As a torch bearer of this unflinching resolve, Pakistan believes that coming together of navies helps improve overall interstate relations.

In the same spirit of constructive engagement, Pakistan Navy proactively participates in IONS. The forum provides a platform to the participating nations to work together for the good of global common. Participation of 13 delegates from nine countries in the working group meeting reflects Pakistan’s commitment for regional peace and is recognition of Pakistan Navy contribution towards this end.