High Commissioner of Sri Lanka meets Minister for Defence Production

Islamabad, July 31, 2013 (PPI-OT): High Commissioner of Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka H.E Jayalath Weerakkody called on Federal Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain here today. The High Commissioner congratulated the Minister on his success in Elections 2013 and the victory of PML (N) candidate, Mr. Mumnoon Hussain in the Presidential Election.

During the meeting, Secretary Defence Production, Lt. Gen (Retd) Tanvir Tahir was also present. In general, matters of cooperation in Defence Production sector came under discussion. Both sides also expressed satisfaction over the efforts for collaboration in the field of communication. Pakistan has assured Sri Lanka of full cooperation and help in this regard. The High Commissioner stated that Sri Lanka looks forward to benefiting from the communication related defence products and equipment produced and offered by Pakistan.

With a view to improving and further strengthening brotherly ties between the two countries, Federal minister for Defence Production conveyed his resolve to the Sri Lankan High Commissioner that all matters of bilateral importance will be looked after with keen interest. The Minister also invited the Sri Lankan cricket team to visit Pakistan and assured that complete facilitation and fool proof security would be provided to the visiting team. The Minister also assured full personal support in the revival of cricket between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The High Commissioner thanked the Minister for his full support and keen interest in facilitating Sri Lanka at all forums and resolved that the friendship between the two countries would further grow and develop. He appreciated the resolve of the Govt of Pakistan in taking forward relations with all friendly countries.

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