President Mamnoon Hussain conferred the award of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr) Haji Zulkifeli Bin Mohammad Zin, Chief of Defence Forces Malaysia in a special investiture ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday. The President decorated the Malaysian Chief of Defence Forces with the award in recognition of his services for further expanding and strengthening defence partnership between Pakistan and Malaysia.
Later, Chief of Defence Forces Malaysia called on the President. Talking on the occasion, the President said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its brotherly relations with Malaysia adding that there is a scope to further enhance bilateral defence cooperation.
Highlighting the leading role of Pakistan in war on terror, the President said that Pakistan has rendered immense sacrifices in the war. The President expressed resolve that operation against terrorists and extremists would continue till the elimination of last terrorist.
The President appreciated the participation of Malaysian delegation in International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2014 and Pak Navy AMAN Exercise in Pakistan. Expressing satisfaction over the present level of cooperation between the Navies of Pakistan and Malaysia, the President called for further expanding collaboration between the two Navies in the fields of submarine operation and maintenance.
Chief of Defence Forces Malaysia GENERAL TAN SRI DATO’ SRI (DR) HAJI ZULKIFELI BIN MOHAMMAD ZIN thanked the President for the award and expressed hope that bilateral collaboration in diverse fields especially in defence area would continue to grow in future.