December 3, 2021| Senegal Embassy Page|
In line with Engage Africa Policy of the Government of Pakistan, for the first time in the history of Pakistan-Senegal bilateral relations, a Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS)ALAMGIR visited the Port of Dakar from 30 November – 03 December 2021. The Ship was warmly welcomed at the port by the Mission and the Senegalese Naval authorities.
In collaboration with the Senegalese Ministry of Health, a free medical camp was established at the Medina Health Center in Dakar for the wellbeing of the Senegalese citizens from 30 November-02 December 2021. A group of Pakistan Navy’s senior doctors specializing in: Pediatrics, Dentistry, Pathology, Anesthesia, Surgical and medicine offered free consultation and medicines to more than two thousand (2,000) patients coming from all regions of Senegal. While appreciating the valuable services being extended in the field of health, the Senegalese authorities and populous also praised the professionalism, dedication and commitment of the Pakistani doctors and paramedical staff.
A reception/dinner onboard PNS ALAMGIRwas also hosted on 01 December 2021 which was attended by Senegalesedignitaries, defence and civilian officials, Businesspersons, diplomats, Defence Attachés, journalists and members of Pakistani community. Rear Admiral Oumar WADE, the Senegalese Chief of Naval Staff graced the event as the Chief Guest. Commodore Azhar Mahmood, Commander of the ship while speaking on this occasion briefed the audience regarding the PNS ALAMGIR as well the defence cooperation between the two friendly countries.
During the visit, the Ship Commander accompanied by the Head of Mission called on the Senegalese Minister of Defence, Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Airforce and discussed ways to strengthen the existingdefence cooperation between the two brotherly countries.
The Head of Mission also hosted a dinner for the officers and Medical team of the visiting Ship on 02 December 2021.
At the end of the visit, PNS ALAMGIR undertook Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Senegalese Navy featuring different maneuvers.
Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Senegal in all fields including education, health, commerce, agriculture, defence, tourism etc. The increased cooperation between the two brotherly countries is evident by the fact that both countires signed two important Agreements during this year i.e. Agreement on Visa Abolition for the Holders of Diplomatic and Official/Service Passports, and Military and Technical Cooperation Agreement.
03 December 2021
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