Multi-nation Aman-2019 Naval exercise begins

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KARACHI: Multi-nation naval exercise Aman 2019 has began in Karachi on Friday.
The naval drill from Feb 08 to 12, organised by Pakistan Navy, is being participated by the navies of 46 countries with their military assets.
The inauguration of the drill began with flag hoisting ceremony of the flags of 46 participating countries this morning here.
Pakistan has been hosting the multi-national naval drill ‘Aman’ since 2007.
The exercise will be held in two phases from today till Feb-12. The harbour phase of the drill will continue from 08 to 10 February, while the second phase will be held in the sea till Feb 12.
Pakistan Army and Air Force will also participate in Aman-19 exercise.
Addressing the ceremony, Vice Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi said that the exercise AMAN, which means Peace, is a step to enhance cooperation, take benefit from mutual advantage and understand each other.
He said that maritime security is pivotal for national security and protection of maritime routes is also necessary for the economy.
Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Army are also taking part in the exercise.
Ambassadors and delegates of various countries are also present in the inauguration ceremony.

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