Sri Lankan President arrives in Islamabad today
Maithripala Sirisena will hold talks with Pakistani leadership to boost cooperation in diverse sectors.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday on a three-day visit to Pakistan.
This will be the first visit by the newly elected President Sirisena to Pakistan.
During the visit, he will meet President Mamnoon Hussain who will also host a state banquet in honour of the distinguished visitor.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will hold official talks with the Sri Lankan President. A number of MOUs and agreements of cooperation in various fields would be signed during the visit. Speaker National Assembly and cabinet members will also call on the Sri Lankan President.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy friendly and cordial relations. The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1948. Since then, the bilateral relations have grown from strength to strength. Being members of SAARC and Commonwealth, Pakistan and Sri Lanka cooperate closely and coordinate with each other on issues of common interest and regional and international concern.