Islamabad, November 26, 2014 (PPI-OT): Admiral Dr. Marsetio, Chief of the Indonesian Navy is on an official visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Chief of the Naval Staff.
Upon arrival at Naval Headquarters, the Indonesian Naval Chief was received by Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy clad in ceremonial dress, presented him the Guard of Honour. The visiting dignitary was then introduced to Principal Staff Officers at Naval Headquarters.
Later, Admiral Dr. Marsetio, called on Chief of the Naval Staff in his office, where he held detailed discussion on professional matters with his counterpart. Various avenues of cooperation between the two navies were also discussed in detail.
During his recent visit, the Admiral has also been conferred with Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military), one of Pakistan’s highest military awards, in recognition of his distinguished services and significant contributions in strengthening the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Indonesia in general and Navies of both the brotherly nations in particular.
The honourable dignitary joined the Indonesian Navy in 1981. Besides holding the appointment as Chief of the Indonesian Navy, the Admiral has had the privilege to serve on coveted appointments including Vice Assistant to the Chief of the Indonesian Navy for Planning and Budgeting, Commander Military Sea Lift Command, Commander Western Fleet Command and Vice Chief of Indonesian Navy.
Admiral Dr. Marsetio, is a graduate of Indonesian Naval Academy and has received his cum laude doctoral degree majoring in cultural studies from Gajah Mada University Yogyakarta. The Indonesian Naval Chief is also recipient of numerous military awards and honours including Russian “Medal for Strengthening Combat Fraternity” and National Security Merit Medal ‘TONG IL’ from Government of the Republic of Korea. This visit is expected to greatly augment the bilateral cooperation between both the Navies.
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