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Sri Lankan president to visit Pakistan on Sunday

Sri Lankan president to visit Pakistan on Sunday

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday on a three-day visit to Pakistan, his first after he took charge of his current position.

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In a statement issued in Islamabad on Friday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said that during his visit, President Sirisena will meet his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hussain who will also host a state banquet in honour of the distinguished visitor.

The foreign office spokesperson said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will hold official talks with the Sri Lankan president.

“A number of MOUs/Agreements of cooperation in various fields would be signed after the talks,” the spokesperson said.

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The Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and cabinet members will also call on the Sri Lankan president.

“Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy friendly and cordial relations. The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1948. Since then, the bilateral relations have grown from strength to strength,” the FO spokesperson said.

“Being members of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Commonwealth, Pakistan and Sri Lanka cooperate closely and coordinate with each other on issues of common interest and regional and international concern,” she added.

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