Colombo, February 19 (newsin.asia): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran, who will be on a visit to Sri Lanka from February 23 to 24, is to participate in a Pakistan-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment conference here and also oversee the signing of a number of MoUs on bilateral cooperation.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including members of the Cabinet and senior officials, the Pakistan High Commission said in a press release on Friday.
This will be Khan’s first visit to Sri Lanka after assuming office.
Khan’s program includes meetings with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. He will lead the delegation-level talks, covering all areas of cooperation between the two countries including trade and investment, health and education, agriculture and science & technology, defense and security, and culture and tourism.
The reconstitution of the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Association will be announced to further promote parliamentary exchanges between the two countries.
Besides bilateral matters, views will be exchanged on key regional and international issues.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have maintained close, cordial and mutually supportive relations since 1948. The two countries share commonality of views on a wide range of international and regional issues. Both sides also work closely at the international and regional fora including the United Nations and SAARC.
The Prime Minister’s visit would help further strengthen the Pakistan-Sri Lanka relationship and enhance mutual cooperation in diverse fields ,the High Commission said.