Pakistan

Nawaz offered warm reception at Sri Lankan Presidency

COLOMBO: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena heading their teams in bilateral talks between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Presidential Palace here on Tuesday, ARY News reported.

The two sides are discussing ways and means to enhance bilateral relations in various fields.

Pakistani delegation comprises of Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir, Minister of Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Advisor on National Security Nasir Khan Janjua.

Earlier, a welcome ceremony was held at Presidential Palace Colombo in the honour of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena warmly received the Prime Minister on arrival at the Presidential Palace. Begum Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif and members of the Prime Minister’s entourage accompanied him.

National anthems of the two countries were played. A smartly turned out contingent of Sri Lanka army presented salute to the visiting prime minister. Guns salute was also presented to the prime minster of Pakistan. Sri Lankan traditional dance was also part of the welcome ceremony.

Sri Lanka President introduced the distinguished guest with the members of the cabinet and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif introduced the host President with members of his entourage.

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