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Pakistan transformed geo-political priorities into geo-economic priorities: FM

Pakistan transformed geo-political priorities into geo-economic priorities: FM
February 24, 2021

COLOMBO (92 News) - Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan is standing side by side with Sri Lanka as partner for the development of human resources, security cooperation, fighting terrorism, development and prosperity.

Speaking on the occasion, the Sri Lankan foreign minister said that Imran Khan's visit will help in strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation.

Later, briefing newsmen about the prime minister's visit to Sri Lanka, FM Qureshi said that Pakistan has transformed its geo-political priorities into geo-economic priorities. "During the visit, we exchanged views on enhancement of bilateral trade and investment with Sri Lanka," he added.

The minister said that defence and security cooperation to end the menace of terrorism are of equal importance to both Pakistan and Sri Lanka. "We have offered that country a credit line of fifteen million dollars in this regard," he maintained.

"We have decided to give one hundred scholarships to Sri Lankan students in top medical institutes of Pakistan," FM Qureshi mentioned.