Pakistan

PM leaves for Sri Lanka on three-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left for a three-day official visit to Sri Lanka today, ARY News reported.

Sharif visiting the fellow South Asian country on an invitation from President of Sri Lanka Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, foreign ministry said.

During the visit, the Prime Minister will meet the Sri Lankan President, who will host a state banquet in honour of the Prime Minister. The prime minister will hold official talks with the President of Sri Lanka. A number of MoUs and agreements for cooperation in various fields would be signed after the talks.

The Prime Minister will also address a gathering of ministers, parliamentarians, senior officials, top business persons and members of the diplomatic corps in Colombo.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on the invitation of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, will deliver a special lecture.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy friendly and cordial relations. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1948. Since then, the bilateral relations have grown from strength to strength. Being members of SAARC and Commonwealth, Pakistan and Sri Lanka cooperate closely and coordinate with each other on issues of common interest and regional and international concerns.

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