SHANGHAI – President Mamnoon Hussain held a short meeting with UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon on the sidelines of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit in Shanghai.
Earlier, in his meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa, President Mamnoon underlined the need for the regional countries to forge close relationships to overcome shared challenges on one hand and to promote mutual economic cooperation for the socio-economic betterment of the people of the region on the other.
Briefing about the meeting, Press Secretary to the president Saba Mohsin said that the two presidents discussed a whole gamut of issues ranging from Pak-Sri Lanka bilateral relations to further strengthening mutual cooperation and from the shared economic and social challenges to the issues of extremism in the region were discussed.
She said that President Mamnoon Hussain reiterated that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka in the bilateral as well as regional context. The President said that there was a strong desire in Pakistan to further develop and promote bilateral equation for the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries. He underlined the need for the two countries to continue working closely to sustain and build on the useful linkages, both in the context of regional security and in the political and economic fields.