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Pakistan hails LTTE defeat

2013 Dec 24

The Speaker of the Pakistani National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq lauded efforts of the Sri Lankan government in defeating the menace of terrorism from its soil, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

In a courtesy call on with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo, the Speaker said Pakistan and Sri Lanka are historically bonded in a relationship of trust, mutual respect and deep friendship which is manifest at all the phases of their histories.

He said the meeting between the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Sri Lankan President has given a boost to the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq also commended the arrangements made by the Sri Lankan government for successfully organizing the Commonwealth Heads of government meeting (CHoGM), said a news release received from Sri Lanka.

During the meeting, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq conveyed appreciation of Pakistani government for the hospitality extended by the people and Government of Sri Lanka towards the Pakistani delegation.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa acknowledged the support extended by the government of Pakistan during Sri Lankan war against terrorism and said that Pakistan’s unflinching support during the three decade internal conflict, has immensely helped in the elimination of terrorism from Sri Lanka.

He further said that Sri Lanka would not have eliminated the scourge of terrorism without the help and support of Pakistan. He said Pakistan has proved to be a true friend of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan government as well as public has deep affection for Pakistan.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa also welcomed Pakistani investment in sugar sector of Sri Lanka and reiterated his governments full support in this regard.

The two sides agreed to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and stressed upon the need to work closely in the regional and global context.

Meanwhile, Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq left Male, the Maldives to attend the SAARC Speaker Conference.

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