Pakistan, Sri Lanka sign 8 agreements, MoUs in Colombo

05 Jan, 2016 12:40 pm

COLOMBO (92 News) – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that We want long-term relationship with Sri Lanka.

After the meeting with Sri Lankan president  Maithripala Sirisena, He said that strong relationship between two countries is the need of time.

He said Pakistan is ready to give Sri Lanka the most favoured nation (MFN) status in trade. The Prime Minister said the two countries intend to strengthen bilateral relations as they have unanimity of views on the international and regional issues.

Nawaz Sharif said there are vast opportunities for bilateral trade and quantum of trade will be taken to one billion dollars annually.

He said Pakistan is cooperating with Sri Lanka in the defense sector and the two countries will work together to choke financial assistance to terrorists.

On the other hand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka signed eight agreements and MoUs in Colombo. These are related to defense, security, anti-terrorism, trade and science and technology.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena were present at the ceremony of signing agreements.

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