Defence Secretary Lt Gen (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik will be visiting Sri Lanka from 7-11 August 2012.
During his stay in Colombo, Malik will hold discussions with Sri Lankan Defence hierarchy to further strengthen the relations between two time-tested friendly countries.
The Secretary of Defence Pakistan will also address Defence Seminar 2012 being organized in Colombo by the Sri Lanka Army under the theme of “Towards Lasting Peace and Stability” from 8th to 10th August, 2012. Major General Ghulam Qamar and Brigadier Hamayun Aziz of Pakistan Army will also be attending the Defence Seminar.
During the course of the said Seminar, two Pakistani defence equipment manufacturing firms will also be exhibiting their products.
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 histories.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have comprehensive and mutually beneficial training collaboration for Army, Navy and Air Force. Over a period of time, a strong bond of commitment and mutual understanding has been reached between both the friendly armed forces. (Pakistan Today)