Pakistan Navy Ship NASR visited Cotonou Port of Benin as part of the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) mission to African countries. Upon arrival at Cotonou (Benin), PNS NASR was received by Ambassador of Pakistan at Niger HE Mr Ahmed Ali Sirohey along with Honorary Consular of Pakistan, Defence Attache of Pakistan in Nigeria, and host naval officials. Previously, the ships also visited Djibouti and Sudan port during the deployment.
As a gesture of solidarity and friendship, PNS NASR delivered food aid to Niger and Benin during ceremonies held at Port Cotonou. 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. The Officials of both countries paid special tribute and thanked the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistan Navy for the kind gesture and provision of humanitarian assistance. Earlier, Pakistan Navy Ship NASR also handed over similar food aid support for the people of Djibouti and Sudan.
Last month, Pakistan Navy Ship NASR visited Djibouti and Sudan ports as part of Overseas Deployment to the African region. As a gesture of goodwill and humanitarian support, food aid was handed over to local authorities in Djibouti and Sudan. The events for handing over of rations were attended by Government and Naval officials of both the countries.