ISLAMABAD

Canadian High Commissioner Gregory Giokas called on Secretary Defence Lt Gen. (Retd) Muhammad Alam Khattak here at the Ministry of Defence on Tuesday.

Secretary Defence thanked the High Commissioner for the support provided for the IDPs and flood victims. He also appreciated Canadian government for taking the lead on G-8 Border Prosperity Initiative for the development of border regions between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Secretary Defence apprised the dignitary on the sacrifices made by Pakistanis in terms of life and property. 

The High Commissioner described the relations between Pakistan and Canada as close and cordial. Areas of mutual interests were also discussed with a resolve that Canada and Pakistan would continue to work together to enhance mutual security cooperation.

The Defence Secretary thanked the High Commissioner and termed the meeting fruitful especially in terms of identifying new avenues of future cooperation between the two countries.