KARACHI, The 8th Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN-2023 and Pakistan International Maritime Expo & Conference (PIMEC) kicked off here on Friday.
The flags hoisting ceremony was held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard, Karachi, to formally commence the proceedings of 8th Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN-23, according to a press release issued here.
AMAN-23, the 8th Exercise of the AMAN series is being held from February 10-14, 2023. A large number of senior military representatives from participating countries, observers, diplomats, and Pakistan Navy officials attended the ceremony.
The opening of the Exercise was marked with simultaneous hoisting of flags of all the participating nations of AMAN-23.
The Message of Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi was read during the ceremony.
In his message, the Naval Chief warmly welcomed the participants of Exercise AMAN-23.
The Admiral underscored that the AMAN Exercise was a regular feature that involved regional and extra-regional navies to create a secure and favorable maritime environment for smooth and unhindered maritime activities in the region.