Commader of the Pakistan Navy Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees on February 27.
During the discussions, the Prime Minister thanked Pakistan for the support extended to Sri Lanka during the armed conflict as well as at the international forums. He also emphasized on enhancing maritime regional cooperation between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, alongside exploring opportunities for the further expansion of maritime activities between the two nations.
The Prime Minister briefed him on Sri Lanka’s interest in maritime peace and security, being a maritime hub located in close proximity to international sea lanes. Pakistani Navy Commander said his country extends fullest support to Sri Lanka’s policy on maritime security and peace.
The Navy Commander, referring to the strong relationship between the Armed Forces of the two countries said his country would continue extend training opportunities to the armed forces of Sri Lanka.
Secretary to the Prime Minister, Anura Dissanayake, Additional Secretary Harsha Wijewardane, Pakistani Defence Attache, Major General Umar Farooq Bukri, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan of Pakistan Navy and Rear Admiral N M J D Nissanka of Sri Lanka Navy were present on this occasion.