Islamabad, June 14, 2017 (PPI-OT):While on an official visit to Sri Lanka, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah called on President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, State Minister of Defence, Dinendra Ruwan Wijewardene and Secretary to Ministry of Defence, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi in separate meetings.
During the meetings with President and Prime Minister, matters of mutual interests were dilated upon. Admiral Zakaullah highlighted, Pakistan Navy’s efforts, in pursuance of Govt of Pakistan Policies, to maintain peace and security in the Indian Ocean Region in collaboration with international community. The Admiral reiterated Pakistan’s continued support to Sri Lankan Armed Forces in the field of training, provision of technical manpower and expertise.
Sri Lankan President and Prime Minister acknowledged Pakistan Navy’s strenuous efforts for maintaining maritime security in the region and also expressed satisfaction over the historical bonds and defence collaboration between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in various avenues including training, reciprocal visits, port calls and exercises and looked forward to further increase defence ties and bilateral relations. The dignitaries highly lauded Pakistan Navy’s all out support and assistance to Sri Lankan people during the recent devastated floods.
For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations
Cell: +92-333-2171764, +92-300-2171038