Pakistani FM meets his Sri Lankan Counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena in Colombo

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Sri Lankan Counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena in Colombo on Monday, and discussed in details the issues of trade, investment, tourism, and people to people contacts among others.

During the meeting, both the foreign ministers expressed their respective Countries’ keenness to further deepen and strengthen the entire gamut of bilateral relations.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also briefed the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on the dire situation & human rights crisis in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K).

Qureshi said that the 100 day plus lockdown in IOJ&K remains a cause of serious concern for the International Community.

Earlier when the Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Colombo, the Additional Secretary Bilateral Affairs (East) at the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador P Selvaraj received him at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Talking to media at the airport, the foreign minister said that he is here with a special letter from Prime Minister Imran Khan and President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi for the newly elected leadership of Sri Lanka.

The foreign minister said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy longstanding and strong bilateral relations. He said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have always supported each other in diverse field.

During his two-day visit, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will also meet the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and felicitate the new leadership.

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