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Prime Minister leaves for Maldives on three-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday left for Maldives on an official three-day visit at the invitation of Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, ARY News reported.

Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz is accompanying him on the visit.

The premier will attend the celebrations of 52nd Independence Day of Maldives being celebrated on July 26 (Wednesday). He will also hold official talks with Maldivian President.

A number of memorandums of understanding and agreements for cooperation in various fields would also be signed.

The foreign office said in a statement issued yesterday that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Maldives which are characterized by cordiality, mutual respect and commonality of interests.



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