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* Pakistan and Sri Lanka agree to enhance cooperation in counter terrorism and maritime security
Fri, Dec 13, 2013, 10:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 13, Colombo: The Naval Chief of Pakistan Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, who is on a three-day official visit to Sri Lanka, today visited Sri Lanka Naval Headquarters in Colombo.

Commander of Sri Lankan Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage received Admiral Sandila upon his arrival at the Navy Headquarters.

Admiral Sandila was accorded a Guard of Honour by smartly turned out Sri Lanka Navy contingent and the SLN Commander introduced him to the members of the SLN Board of Management.

The visiting commander later held detailed discussions with his Sri Lankan counterpart on a range of issues that were of bilateral importance, strengthening the long existing relations between the two friendly navies.

Admiral Sandila also met senior officers of Sri Lanka Navy. The discussion was focused on ways and means to enhance navy to navy relationship especially in the domain of counter terrorism and maritime security.

The Pakistani Commander is scheduled to pay courtesy calls on the Secretary of Defense, Chief of Defense Staff, Army and Air Force Commanders during his stay in Sri Lanka.

The Chief of Naval Staff Pakistan was assisted by his delegation members and Colonel Sheharyar Parvez Butt, Defence Advisor Pakistan. The two sides exchanged mementos to mark the occasion.

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