New Delhi: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on Thursday welcomed the reactivation of dialogue with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

A PMSA delegation was on an official visit to India to hold talks with their Indian counterparts on maritime issues of mutual importance.

The PMSA delegation was led by its Director General, Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) team was led by its Director General Rajendra Singh.

Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman said that both sides have agreed to take steps to ease the sufferings of fishermen, particularly those who cross the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) inadvertently.

Both sides called for enhanced cooperation with regard to responses to pollution and natural calamities.

Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman also visited the Pakistan High Commission during his stay in New Delhi.

The last meeting between the PMSA and the Indian Coast Guard took place in Islamabad in July 2016.