PR NO.203 Islamabad

Mr. Adam Shareef Umar, Minister of Defence and National Security of Maldives who is on an official visit to Pakistan called on Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

While welcoming the visiting dignitary, Khawaja Muhammad Asif highlighted the importance of Maldives among SAARC countries and the role being played by Maldives in regional and global scenarios. The bilateral relations between the two countries were based on common religion, culture and principle of respecting each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Mr. Adam Shareef Umar while reciprocating the sentiments said that both countries enjoy excellent bilateral relations based on mutual trust, confidence and commonality of views on various regional and international issues. He pointed out that exchange of high level visits and regular meetings are instrumental in strengthening cooperation between two countries.

Both sides agreed to further strengthen and diversity their existing bilateral defence relations to include counter terrorism cooperation besides further enhancing and availing training courses by personnel of Armed Forces of Maldives in the training institutions of Pakistan and holding of regular joint seminars to learn from each other’s experiences.