President Mamnoon Hussain conferred the award of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Navy) upon Normal Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr) Haji Zulkifeli Bin Mohammad Zin, Chief of Defence Forces Malaysia in a particular investiture ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The President adorned the Malaysian Chief of Defence Forces with the award in recognition of his companies for additional increasing and strengthening defence partnership between Pakistan and Malaysia.
Later, Chief of Defence Forces Malaysia referred to as on the President. Speaking on the event, the President stated that Pakistan attaches nice significance to its brotherly relations with Malaysia including that there’s a scope to additional improve bilateral defence cooperation.
Highlighting the main function of Pakistan in conflict on terror, the President stated that Pakistan has rendered immense sacrifices within the conflict. The President expressed resolve that operation towards terrorists and extremists would proceed until the elimination of final terrorist.
The President appreciated the participation of Malaysian delegation in Worldwide Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2014 and Pak Navy AMAN Train in Pakistan. Expressing satisfaction over the current degree of cooperation between the Navies of Pakistan and Malaysia, the President referred to as for additional increasing collaboration between the 2 Navies within the fields of submarine operation and upkeep.
Chief of Defence Forces Malaysia Normal Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (DR) Haji Zulkifeli Bin Mohammad Zin thanked the President for the award and expressed hope that bilateral collaboration in various fields particularly in defence space would proceed to develop in future.