Advisor of Pakistan PM secretly visits Israel, claims Israel Hayom

Islamabad – An advisor of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan secretly visited Israel via London, to convey a message from Pakistan Chief of Staff, as Israel and Pakistan will be participating in the international naval exercise in the Black Sea, claimed Israel Hayom Newsagency on Sunday.

It’s reported that, UK-based Sayed Z Bukhari who is a Special Assistant to the Pakistan’s PM for Overseas Pakistanis, paid a brief visit to Israel in the last week of November, and he also talked about Pakistan’s participation in a joint naval exercise “Sea Breeze 2021” in the Black Sea.

It added that, Bukhari arrived at Ben Gurion Airport from Islamabad on a connecting flight to London, taking advantage of his British passport. No sooner he landed, he was transferred to Tel Aviv, where he met with senior officials in Israel’s Foreign Ministry. He then conveyed the message to the former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen from Pakistan PM Khan and Pakistani Chief of Staff Gen. Qamar Bajwa.

The Sea Breeze 2021 is a naval exercise that will be held between June 28 and July 10 in the Black Sea and will be cohosted by the US Navy’s Sixth Fleet and the Ukrainian Navy.

Israel will take part in the international exercise alongside Muslim countries, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey.

“Pakistan is one of the countries participating in the Sea Breeze exercise and the Pakistani military in Ukraine will arrive to be an observer”, the Pakistan Navy said.

The maneuvers in the Black Sea will involve over 5,000 troops, 32 vessels, 40 aircraft, and 18 diving and commando teams.

The historical naval exercise will have forces from 32 nations, namely the United States, Ukraine, Britain, Israel, Albania, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.