|Pakistan-Sri Lanka to promote defence coop|
|Tuesday, 20 January 2009|
ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Monday underscored the need for maintaining and promoting closer cooperation particularly in the area of defence. This was discussed at a meeting between Secretary Defence, Lt. General Syed Athar Ali, and the visiting Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse, who called on him in Ministry of Defence Rawalpindi.
The meeting emphasized the need for developing military to military cooperation at all levels. Secretary Defence told his Sri Lankan counterpart that there existed a wide scope of cooperation between two sides which needed to be further enhanced for the mutual benefits of the two countries.
He said Pakistan would continue to provide support to Sri Lanka in all fields. The meeting agreed to enhance cooperation in the area of military training, exercises and intelligence sharing so as to contain and counter the growing threat of terrorism.
Sri Lankan Defence Secretary stressed the need for closer interaction between the Armed Forces of the two countries.
He thanked the government of Pakistan for its continued support to Sri Lankan Armed Forces.
The visiting dignitary also called on Secretary Defence Production, Lt. General Shahid Tirmizey and discussed with him matters of mutual interest.
The Secretary briefed him about the potential of defence industry of Pakistan.
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