PR No.188 Islamabad

Vice Admiral Rc Wijegunaratne, Commander Sri Lankan Navy called on Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussian, in the Ministry of Defence production, Rawalpindi, today. Secretary Defence production Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Muhammad Owais was also present. “Pakistan attaches great importance to its Relations with Sri Lanka, the ties have grown to the great extent over the last six decades and the warmth of the bilateral relations is amply reflective of the exchanges at the leadership level”, said Rana Tanveer Hussain.

Federal Minister mentioned that there is a considerable potential for cooperation between the two countries. Pakistan has always proposed futuristic cooperation to Sri Lanka. Federal minister for Defence production said that two countries could also cooperate in counter terrorism in a comprehensive manner, including sharing of experience and working together to eliminate this menace.

Minister expressed that it is Pakistan’s ardent desire to promote peace and cooperation in South Asia. For that Pakistan attaches great importance to SAARC and wishes to see SAARC as a vibrant regional organization. Pakistan desires Sri Lanka and other countries of the region to make it an effective organization in order to promote good relation between the countries of the region, so that our people may benefit from the fruits of the regional cooperation.