Pakistan attaches great importance to ties with Sri Lanka

group-photo-high-commissioner-of-pakistan-maj-gen-r-syed-shakeel-hussain-with-the-delegation-membersA 27 member delegation of the Sri Lankan Army PACES (Pakistan Army Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) met with the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain at the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo today.

The delegation is travelling to Lahore, Pakistan to participate in the International PACES Competition starting from 18-26 October 2016.

While, addressing the delegation, the High Commissioner highlighted that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have consistently maintained close, cordial and mutually supportive relations at all levels.

“These deep rooted relations draws strength from centuries old civilizational link through our shared rich heritage, which is preserved by the people and Government of Pakistan with due reverence,” he added.

Hussain further elaborated that the Government of Pakistan is actively engaged with all neighboring countries in an effort to create a peaceful neighborhood.

“On Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations, both sides have intensified political engagement and undertaken substantive measures to further deepen and broaden the economic relationship,” he added. (Colombo Gazette)