The Chief of Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, who is currently on an official visit to Sri Lanka, called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official residence in Colombo yesterday (June,13).
During the meeting, the President thanked Pakistan for the close cooperation extended to Sri Lanka during the years of conflict and during peace times. He said that the country is grateful to Pakistan for the supply of flood relief material and medical aid earlier this month. The President also referred to the close longstanding political and cultural relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Admiral Zakarullah pledged the fullest cooperation of the Pakistan Navy to the Sri Lankan Government and Navy.
The President and Navy Commander of Pakistan exchanged mementos to signify this occasion.
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 Attaché to the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka Colonel Irshad Khan were also present on this occasion.