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Friday, September 07, 2012 - 7.00 GMT
Sri Lanka, Pakistan agree to closer defence cooperation


Sri Lanka and Pakistan have agreed to promote and maintain close cooperation on all military matters to counter the growing threat of terrorism, The High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo said Thursday.

During a meeting between Pakistan's Secretary Defence Production Retired Lieutenant General Shahid Iqbal and the visiting Sri Lankan Brigadier T. N. Jayasooriya in Islamabad, the two countries have underscored the need for maintaining and promoting closer cooperation particularly in the area of defence production.

The meeting also emphasized the need for developing military to military cooperation at all levels and 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.

The Sri Lankan Defence delegation thanked Pakistan for its continued support to the Sri Lankan armed Forces.

Since independence, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have consistently maintained close, cordial and mutually supportive relations especially in the field of defense. Both nations have assisted each other during testing times in their history, the High Commission statement said.






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