The food aid is aimed at further strengthening Pakistan’s bond of friendship with African countries
Pakistan has offered food assistance to the people in West African countries as a gesture of solidarity and friendship.
Pakistan Navy Ship Nasr visited the Port Cotonou of delivered food aid to the people of Niger and Benin as part of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) mission to African countries.
“The ongoing deployment of Pakistan Navy Ship to African region is to further strengthen the bonds of friendship with African countries” Pakistan Navy said in a statement.
Upon arrival at Cotonou (Benin), PNS Nasr was received by Ambassador of Pakistan to Niger Ahmed Ali Sirohey along with Honorary Consular of Pakistan, Defence Attache of Pakistan in Nigeria, and host naval officials.
The events were attended by high-level government and military officials of Niger and Benin including Deputy Minister for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Management of Niger, Deputy Director of Benin Presidency Office, Ambassador of Niger at Benin, General Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Benin and Ambassador of Pakistan to Niger.
TheoOfficials of both countries paid special tribute and thanked Government of Pakistan and Pakistan Navy for the kind gesture and provision of humanitarian assistance.
During the ship stay at Cotonou, the Mission Commander and Commanding Officer of PNS Nasr called on Deputy Minister for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Management of Niger, General Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Benin and Chief of the Naval Staff of Benin Navy.
During the interactions, matters of mutual interest and enhancement of bilateral cooperation were discussed. Mission Commander conveyed sincere regards from Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi to the people of visiting countries.
Pakistan Navy Ship Nasr earlier also offered similar food aid support for the people of Djibouti and Sudan.