First ever call by Pakistani warship to Russian port

PN Aslat is set to become the first Pakistani warship to make a port call to Russia, officials said on Monday.

PTI| Updated: Oct 15, 2013, 00:12 AM IST

Islamabad: PN Aslat is set to become the first Pakistani warship to make a port call to Russia, officials said on Monday.

The Aslat will pay a goodwill call to the Russian port of Novorossiysk during October 17-20. A welcoming ceremony will be held on the vessel`s arrival at Novorossiysk naval base.

The ceremony will be followed by a meeting of Pakistan Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Siddique and the Head of Novorossiysk Administration, V I Sinyagovsky and Capt S M Pinchuk, Senior Marine Chief, the officials said.

Aslat is on a goodwill visit to ports in North Sudan, Libya, Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.