Lanka-Pak discuss defence

Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani today called on President Mahinda Rajapakse on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit and the two leaders agreed to promote their relations in all the fields especially in defence, trade and commerce, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

The Pakistan Prime Minister said Pakistan would continue to assist Sri Lanka in military training and to fulfill its defence needs and requirements.

Pakistan also offered overhauling facilities for equipments of aircrafts of Sri Lankan Air Force.
The Prime Minister also reiterated his earlier invitation extended to President of Sri Lanka to visit Pakistan.

Both the countries also agreed to adopt joint strategy and initiate joint ventures to overcome the power and water crisis in the region.

Prime Minister Gilani thanked the Sri Lankan President for sending their cricket team when the world was not coming to Pakistan. He said it gave encouragement to Pakistan but regretted the unfortunate incident on this occasion in Lahore.

The Prime Minister told the Sri Lankan President that both the countries are cooperating with each other in the investigation of attack on cricket team in Lahore, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

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