Pakistan, Sri Lanka keen to further develop, strengthen bilateral ties: Envoy

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Major General (retd) Syed Shakeel Hussain has said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka continue to enjoy excellent relations and there is a strong will on both sides to further develop and strengthen these relations.

In a meeting with the a 10-member student delegation from Modernage Public School & College Abbottabad led by Principal Abdul Wahid Mir in Colombo, the high commissioner said that more frequent people-to-people contacts through enhanced student and faculty exchanges between learning institutions of the two countries would further promote Pakistan-Sri Lanka relationship.

The student delegation visited Sri Lanka under Pakistan-Sri Lanka Youth Exchange Programme arranged by Ministry of National Policy & Economic Affairs and National Youth Services Council of Sri Lanka from October 4-11, 2016.

Talking about the visit of the student delegation, the high commissioner emphasized that such visits are an excellent way to further improving the understanding and friendship between the two nations.

The Pakistani envoy expressed the hope that the visit would add value to the already strong bonds of friendship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The envoy assured that the High Commission would continue to patronise and support such initiatives.

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