Islamabad, January 08, 2013 (PPI-OT): Canadian High Commissioner, Greg Giokas called on Secretary Defence Lt Gen (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik here Tuesday.
The High Commissioner during the meeting described the relations between Pakistan and Canada as close and fraternal. Mr. Giokas said that Canada’s diplomacy is dedicated to supporting the efforts of Pakistan and its people to build a more stable and prosperous future for themselves and for the broader region on a foundation of democracy, human rights and good governance. There was detailed discussion on areas of interest for both Pakistan and Canada.
Canada pursues a broad range of interests in the context of bilateral relations with Pakistan, including: development cooperation; people-to-people links; regional security and defence; governance and human rights; trade and investment. Pakistan remains an important ally for Canada in the global fight against terrorism. Canada and Pakistan continue to work together to enhance mutual regional security interests.
The Defence Secretary thanked the High Commissioner and termed the meeting fruitful at identifying avenues of future cooperation between the two countries.
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