Sri Lanka yesterday held talks with Pakistan on the sequence of security concerns that were emerging in the Asian region, the Army Headquarters said.
Defence ministry secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and visiting Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani held discussions about this when they met at the defence ministry in Colombo.
“A brief discussion on matters of international importance and strategic relevance between Mr. Rajapaksa and the Pakistan General,” the army said adding that “the visiting Army Chief gave an enthusiastic hearing to the Mr. Rajapaksa as he narrated the sequence of security concerns that were emerging in the region.”
Currently, General Kayani is on a five-day visit to Sri Lanka.
what a joke! pakistan is responsible for most of the instability in the region and we are discussing regional security with such a messed up country!
slwala Sunday, 30 June 2013 12:01 AM
It is apt and the timing is just right to seek all available avenues in respect of security in the region and Sri Lanka in particular at a time protracted threats by India remains a possibility even though India’s fake overtures for peace and harmony, notwithstanding India’s clandestine dealings with the West to destabilise Sri Lanka’s stance with regard to its internal affairs; specifically India’s involvement with former LTTE / Tamil tiger terrorists and their remnants that live in the Diasporas such as Canada, UK, Norway, India and those other countries where LTTE has taken route. The only way to manage such situation for Sri Lanka is to strike a balance in its foreign policy in such a way to ward off threats that may come from India and elsewhere. It is quite obvious why Sri Lanka seeks security coverage from friendly nations such as China, Russia, Pakistan and the like. Sri Lanka needs to protect itself from whatever may come and cannot drop guard.
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