The Chief of Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, who is currently in Sri Lanka on an official visit, called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official residence and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe at Temple Trees today.
While thanking the Government of Pakistan for its unwavering support in their fight against terrorism, both the President and the Prime Minister were of the view that Pakistan had played a decisive role in helping to consolidate the integrity of Sri Lanka.
The duo stated that the people and the Government of Sri Lanka is grateful to the people and the Government of Pakistan for provision of flood relief material and medical aid earlier this month for the flood affectees.
The President and the Prime Minister also referred to the close longstanding political and cultural relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Admiral Zakarullah on the occasion said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka, in both bilateral and regional context. He pledged the fullest cooperation and support of the Pakistan Navy to the Sri Lankan Government and Navy.
Mementos were also exchanged during the occasions.
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka, Dr. Safraz Ahmed Khan Sipra, Principal Secretary to the Chief of the Naval Staff, Commodore Javaid Iqbal and Defence Advisor to the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka Colonel Rajil Irshad Khan were also present during the meetings.