Sirisena appreciates Pakistani relief efforts in Sri Lanka

By Staff Reporter
Sunday – March 25, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Democratic socialist republic of Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena visited Pakistan from March 22nd to March 24th, 2018, during which Sirisena appreciated the support and assistance extended by Pakistan to his country during difficult times.

According to an official statement, Sirisena was the guest of honour at Pakistan Day parade on March 23rd in the federal capital.

Three memorandum of understandings (MoUs) were signed during the visit to further strengthen bilateral cooperation for capacity building of diplomats, public policy research and training of civil servants.

Sirisena hoped that his visit will further cement the goodwill between the two countries and will provide renewed impetus to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

In his meeting with president Mamnoon Hussain, the entire spectrum of bilateral relation was discussed in detail, Hussain thanked Sirisena for his participation in the celebration of Pakistan Day and stated that it clearly reflects the importance that both countries attaches to each other.

In his meeting with prime minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Abbasi briefed Sirisena on issues of regional and international importance, it was agreed to further diversify and enhance relations especially in the realm of trade and people to people contacts.

Abbasi stated that Pakistan is committed to the south Asian association for regional cooperation (SAARC) process and urged Sirisena to play his role for early convening of the SAARC summit in Islamabad.

He briefed Sirisena about the ongoing atrocities being committed by the Indian army against innocent Kashmiris in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Sri Lankan president Sirisena presented 20 corneas (10 corneas each) to president Hussain and PM Abbasi who appreciated the generous donation for the people of Pakistan.