ISLAMABAD: Welcoming the re-activation of dialogue between the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and Indian Coast Guard (ICG), Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood has underlined that it would contribute to the efforts underway for continuous and optimal utilization of the existing tracks of bilateral cooperation.
He expressed these views during the visit of Director General PSMA Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman to Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. The PMSA delegation led by Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman has concluded a successful visit to India.
The delegation had official talks with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), led by its Director General Rajendra Singh. Both sides held the ‘High-Level Meeting’ (HLM) on May 28, 2018. The proceedings were marked by cordiality, a message received here from New Delhi on Thursday said.
High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood also hoped that this fruitful interaction between the two institutions would inter alia help alleviate sufferings of the fishermen, particularly those who cross IMBL inadvertently; strengthen mutual collaboration in search-and-rescue (SAR) and foster enhanced cooperation between the two sides with regard to response to pollution and natural calamities.
The last meeting between the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency and Indian Coast Guard was held in Islamabad in July 2016.