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Pakistan Naval ship to visit Sri Lanka

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

A Pakistani Naval ship will arrive here tomorrow for a three-day goodwill visit aimed at strengthening bilateral ties with

PNS Shamsheer's visit is a manifestation of the strong, diplomatic, economic, cultural and defence ties between the two friendly countries, a Pakistani diplomat said.

"As part of goodwill, Navy ships frequently pay port calls to These visits are aimed at further strengthening the existing strong relationship between and "

PNS Shamsheer is Zulfiqar class frigate built jointly by and and commissioned by Pakistan Navy in January 2010.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have strong defence ties and both Navies engage in multifaceted cooperation, he said.

Pakistan Navy provides a number of conventional training courses to Sri Lankan Navy personnel, while Sri Lankan Navy shares its experience and expertise with regard to anti-operations at sea.

First Published: Mon, May 12 2014. 19:08 IST