Pakistan attaches high importance to Maldives: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD, May 26 (APP): Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Thursday said Pakistan attaches high importance to its relations with the Maldives which are characterized by cordiality, mutual respect and commonality of interest.

The Adviser stated this in a meeting with Maldives Defence Minister Adam Shareef Umar here at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The two sides expressed satisfaction at the overall trajectory of Pak-Maldives relations and reaffirmed their resolve for further strengthening these ties.

The Adviser expressed hope that the upcoming visit of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to the Maldives in July, 2016 on the occasion of the National Day of Maldives, will help provide further impetus to the bilateral relations.

The Defence Minister thanked the government of Pakistan for the warm hospitality extended to him and reciprocated the sentiments on cordial bilateral relations in defence and other fields.