French delegation visited NIMA Head Office.

A four-member French delegation led by Col Philippe Deponcelle, visited NIMA Head Office Islamabad on 17 March 2023. The delegation comprised Col Nicolas Dean of COSA, DA France in Islamabad, Col Jérôme Mancel (incoming DA France) and Mr. Guillaume Gandelin, desk officer French MoD.

The delegation called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI (M) DG NIMA in his office. Issues of bilateral cooperation between NIMA, the French embassy, and French think tanks came under discussion. During their visit, Cdre (Retd) Bilal Abdul Nasir SI(M), Director NIMA(I) gave a detailed presentation on NIMA’s structure and working. French delegation inquired about issues of US-Indo Pacific strategy, CEPC, maritime education and training, as well as the role of JMICC. In the end, souvenirs were exchanged.

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