Pakistan PM calls for greater defense cooperation with Sri Lanka

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday has said that regional peace was a shared objective of Pakistan and Sri Lanka and called for greater cooperation and sharing of expertise in the field of defense between the two countries.

The Pakistani Premier said this during a meeting with Commander of the Sri Lankan Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake who called on him at Prime Minister�s Office in Islamabad, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

The prime minister also expressed satisfaction over the existing level of security cooperation between the two countries, the official Associate Press of Pakistan news said.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the matters relating to Pakistan-Sri Lanka bilateral defense relations and mutual cooperation.

Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake thanked the Prime Minister for his warm welcome and appreciated the huge sacrifices of the Pakistani nation and its valiant armed forces in the fight against terrorism.

He said that Sri Lanka was keen to further strengthen its ties with Pakistan and promote multi-faceted cooperation in the areas of security and defense.

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