Pakistan’s high commissioner visits Hambantota Port

2020-12-21 10:37:52 International Ports News

The High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka, Major General (R) Muhammad Saad Khattak accompanied by his wife, Ms. Saeeda Saad and Press Attaché Ms. Kalsoom Qaiser visited the Hambantota International Port on December,10, according to Sri Lankan press reports.

They were welcomed by Ray Ren, CEO of Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG). The Chief Operating officer of the Hambantotal port briefed the Pakistani officials on various aspects of the port operations and developments in the port.

The visit by the Pakistani officials assumes significance since the port is owned by a Chinese company and the concerned official was a senior officer of the Pakistani army till a few years ago.

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