ISLAMABAD: NATO will today begin two days of joint naval exercises with Pakistan as part of an effort to enhance cooperation in counterterrorism and anti-piracy measures.
According to information from Karachi, five NATO vessels, carrying about 800 crew in total, will take part along with four ships and air units from the Pakistan Navy. “It’s a diplomatic trip,” Lt. Cmdr. Alexandre Santos Fernandes said in Karachi yesterday.
“NATO is willing to establish contact with countries that cooperate in the international effort to counter terrorism, piracy and other organized crime issues,” he said. NATO and the United States look to Pakistan for support in defeating Al-Qaeda and stabilizing neighboring Afghanistan.
Courtesy: Arab News