Pakistan and Maldives will further strengthen close ties and work together on international issues – President hopes

The Chief of Army Staff of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, paid a courtesy call on President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

During the call, the President welcomed the General to the Maldives and conveyed greetings and good wishes to President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Highlighting Pakistan’s continued assistance and support for the development of the Maldives, the President expressed hope and confidence that the Maldives and Pakistan will continue working together on bilateral and international issues of common concern, to further strengthen the close ties of friendship and cooperation that exist between the two countries.
The President also wished the General a fruitful visit and a pleasant stay in the Maldives.

The General thanked the President for receiving him and extended greetings and good wishes of the President, Prime Minister and the people of Pakistan to the President, the Government and the people of the Maldives.
Noting that Pakistan and the Maldives are two brotherly Muslim nations, the General emphasised on further cultivating existing ties of friendship, understanding cooperation in all fields to new heights in the years to come.

In attendance with the President at the call were the Chief of Defence Force, Major General Ahmed Shiyam and the Minister of State for Foreign Relations at the President’s Office, H.E. Mohamed Naseer.
The General was accompanied by the Ambassador of Pakistan to the Maldives, H.E. Vice Admiral Waseem Akram, PS (C) to the Chief of Army Staff, Brigadier Iftikhar Hassan Chaudhary, and Defence Adviser, Colonel Sajjad Ali.


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