PM Khan felicitates Sri Lankan PM on his appointment
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has felicitated Mahinda Rajapaksa on his appointment as the prime minister of Sri Lanka. In a telephone call today, Imran Khan expressed the desire to work closely with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister to further strengthen Pakistan-Sri Lanka bilateral relations in all dimensions. The premier also extended an invitation to his Sri Lankan counterpart to visit Pakistan. The Sri Lankan prime minister thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for his felicitations and said that he looks forward to working together to further strengthen Sri Lanka-Pakistan relations. On Nov 18, Sri Lankan newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa expressed the commitment to build closer ties and understanding between Pakistan and Srilanka. Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated in his tweet and thanked Pakistani leadership and its people for the wishes they extended on his election as the president of Sri Lanka. He also expressed the commitment to build closer ties and understanding between Pakistan and Srilanka.
Earlier, Pakistan warmly felicitated newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his electoral victory as the 7th President of the country. In a press release on Sunday, the Foreign Office (FO) said Pakistan is confident that under his stewardship, Sri Lanka will continue its journey towards greater prosperity and peace. Pakistan appreciates the conduct of a free, fair and peaceful election by Election Commission and the Government of Sri Lanka. The Government of Pakistan expresses the resolve to further fortify fraternal ties and to take this vital partnership to a new level. President Dr Arif Alvi has congratulated the newly elected President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his electoral victory. In a tweet on Sunday, he said we hope to continue working with the new Sri Lankan President for betterment of our people and to advance our shared interests of regional peace, stability and prosperity.
I thank Your Excellency @ArifAlvi and people of Pakistan for your warm wishes. I look forward to building closer ties and understanding between our two nations and the region as a whole. https://t.co/jV9kkOouiW— Gotabaya Rajapaksa (@GotabayaR) November 17, 2019