PM to visit Sri Lanka from Jan 4-6

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka from January 4-6, on the invitation of the President of Sri Lanka.

During his stay in Colombo, the Prime Minister will meet Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who will also host a state banquet in his honour.

According to Foreign Office, the two countries will sign a number of MOUs/Agreements of cooperation in various fields.

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Rail Wickremasinghe will also host a lunch in the honour of the Prime Minister.

Sri Lankan parliamentarians, religious leaders and businessmen will call on the Prime Minister during the visit.

The Prime Minister will also address a gathering of ministers, parliamentarians, senior officials, top businessmen and members of the diplomatic corps.

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 s trength to strength.

Being members of SAARC and Commonwealth, Pakistan and Sri Lanka cooperate closely and coordinate with each other on issues of common interest and regional and international concern.