Pakistan PM Imran Khan leaves for his two-day maiden visit to Sri Lanka

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday embarked on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka on the invitation of the country’s prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Dawn reported.

This is his first visit to Sri Lanka after assuming the office of prime minister.

According to Radio Pakistan, the premier will hold talks with the Sri Lankan leadership to further enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse sectors.

Dawn reported that the prime minister is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including members of the cabinet and senior officials.

During the visit, PM Imran will hold meetings with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his Sri Lankan counterpart to exchange views on key regional and international issues, the report added.

The report said he will also lead delegation-level talks, covering all areas of cooperation between the two countries, including trade, investment, health, education, agriculture, science and technology, in addition to defence and culture tourism.

PM Imran will also participate in a joint ‘Trade and Investment Conference’ aimed at promoting trade and investment between the two countries. A number of agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation will be signed during the visit.

Earlier, the Foreign Office (FO) had said that the reconstitution of the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Parliame­n­tary Friendship Associa­tion will also be announced to further promote parliamentary exchanges bet­ween the two countries. (Dawn)

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