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Pakistan, Maldives agree to increase bilateral cooperation in diverse fields

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Maldives have agreed to increase bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.

Addressing a joint news conference in Male today along with Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said both countries are unanimous in combating common challenges.

He said both the countries are unanimous in enhancing cooperation in all areas including trade, education, defence, tourism, and people-to-people contacts.

The prime minister said both the countries share common views to make the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation a vibrant organization for regional development.

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He expressed best wishes for the prosperity and development of the people of Maldives.

Earlier, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived in Maldives on a three-day official visit to the country.

On arrival, he was received by Abdul Gayoom and cabinet members.

Nawaz Sharif will be chief guest at the celebrations of 52nd Independence Day of Maldives being celebrated on Tuesday.

Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz is accompanying prime minister during the visit.

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