ISLAMABAD:(APS) January 28, 2016-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan attaches high importance to its relations with Maldives and these relations are based on cordiality and common interests.
The Prime Minister said this while meeting Ms. Dunya Maumoon Foreign Minister of Maldives who called on the Prime Minister at PM House today.
The Prime Minister said that both the countries need to benefit from the vast potential in the area of trade, and Pakistan would continue to support Maldives under Special Assistance Programme for South Asia. Pakistan has been successfully waging a relentless war against terrorism and the ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb has produced positive results, added the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister emphasized that Pakistan supports and will extend all possible cooperation to the initiatives of neighbouring countries to curb and eliminate the menace of terrorism. Pakistan and Maldives need to specifically enhance their cooperation in the field of tourism to benefit from the huge potential in this regard, said the Prime Minister.
Ms. Dunya Maumoon extended invitation to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to visit Maldives and delivered the letter of the President Maldives on the occasion. The Foreign Minister thanked the Prime Minister for Pakistan’s continued support to Maldives.