PM Abbasi, Sri Lankan army commander discuss boosting defence ties

Lt Gen Senanayake acknowledges sacrifices of Pakistani nation and the armed forces in the fight against terror

Our Correspondent April 23, 2018
Commander of the Sri Lankan Army Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake calls on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at PM's House on April 23, 2018. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Commander of the Sri Lankan Army, Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday.

Matters relating to bilateral defence relations and mutual cooperation were discussed during the meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office, said an official statement.

Expressing satisfaction over the existing level of security cooperation between the two countries, PM Abbasi observed that regional peace is a shared objective of the two countries, and therefore calls for greater cooperation and sharing of expertise in the field of defence.

Lt Gen Senanayake thanked the premier for his warm welcome and appreciated the huge sacrifices of the Pakistani nation and its valiant armed forces in the fight against the menace of terrorism, the communique added.

PM Abbasi intervenes to resolve KE, SSGC spat

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

Earlier today, PM Abbasi visited Karachi to resolve the ongoing spat between Karachi’s electric utility and the southern gas company, announcing gas supply starting today.

He directed the authorities concerned to resolve the outstanding matters between the two entities within 15 days.


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