PM to leave for Sri Lanka on two-day official visit today

PM to leave for Sri Lanka on two-day official visit today

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan, at the invitation of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, will pay a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka today (Tuesday).

The prime minister, during his first visit to Sri Lanka after assuming office, would be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including his cabinet members and senior officials, a Foreign Office statement said.

During the visit, Imran Khan will hold meetings with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

He will also lead delegation-level talks involving all areas of cooperation between the two countries, including trade and investment, health and education, agriculture and science and technology, national defense and security, and culture and tourism.

FO said that in addition to bilateral affairs, opinions will also be exchanged on key regional and international issues.

During the visit, the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Association will also announce a reorganization to further promote parliamentary exchanges between the two countries.

The Prime Minister will also participate in a joint “Trade and Investment Conference” aimed at promoting trade and investment between the two countries. During the visit, some memorandums of understanding to enhance bilateral cooperation will be signed.

Since 1948, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have maintained a close, cordial and mutually supportive relationship. The two countries share common views on a wide range of international and regional issues.

The two sides also cooperate closely in international and regional forums including the United Nations and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

The Foreign Minister concluded that the Prime Minister’s visit will help further strengthen Pakistan’s relations with Sri Lanka and strengthen mutual cooperation in various fields.

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