Sri Lankan Army Chief calls on PM


ISLAMABAD, 23 April (TNS): Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Sri Lankan Army, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister’s Office today.

Matters relating to Pak-Sri Lanka bilateral defence relations and mutual cooperation were discussed during the meeting.

Expressing satisfaction over the existing level of security cooperation between the two countries, the Prime Minister 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 between the two countries.

Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake thanked the Prime Minister 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. 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.