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Sri Lankan PM, Hina Khar agree to strengthen bilateral ties

Sri Lankan PM, Hina Khar agree to strengthen bilateral ties
February 4, 2023 Web Desk

COLOMBO (APP) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar called on Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Dinesh Gunawardena here on Saturday.

According to the Foreign Office, they agreed to further strengthen bilateral and people-to-people relations and enhance cooperation in trade, pharmaceuticals, education, tourism, culture, and defence.

Meanwhile, Minister of State Hina Rabbani Khar called on President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickramasinghe and discussed matters related to bilateral cooperation.

She congratulated him on the 75th Independence Day of Sri Lanka.

The two dignitaries expressed satisfaction over close, cooperative relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. They recalled the shared Buddhist heritage and people-to-people links between the two countries. They agreed to further enhance mutually beneficial cooperation in economy and trade, education, tourism and people-to-people contacts.

Earlier, Hina Rabbani Khar and Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Ali Sabry on Saturday reaffirmed their commitment to the close and friendly relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The minister of state congratulated foreign minister Sabry on Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Sri Lanka’s independence, Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a press release. They held a meeting on the sidelines of the Sri Lanka independence festivities.

They discussed the whole range of bilateral relations and agreed to enhance multidimensional bilateral cooperation in political, economic and commercial, defence and education domains.

The two foreign ministers also agreed to continue cooperation at various international forums, including the United Nations and the South Asian Association for the Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

MoS for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar has been in Colombo on a two days official visit. She is visiting Sri Lanka to attend 75th Independence Day of Sri Lanka as a guest of honour.