Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Sri Lanka on a two-day official visit.
On this occasion, a guard of honor was presented to Prime Minister Imran Khan and a gun salute was also given in his honor.
When Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Colombo, he was warmly received by his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa. A reception in honor of the Prime Minister was also held at Columbia Airport in which anthems of both the countries were played.
According to a Foreign Office (FO) statement, Imran Khan will hold meetings with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit.
He will also lead the delegation-level talks, covering all areas of cooperation between the two countries, including trade and investment, health and education, agriculture and science and technology, defence and security, and culture and tourism.
Besides bilateral matters, views will be exchanged on key regional and international issues, the FO said.
During the visit, the reconstitution of the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Association will also be announced to further promote parliamentary exchanges between the two countries.
The prime minister will also participate in a joint ‘Trade and Investment Conference’ aimed at promoting trade and investment between the two countries. A number of memorandums of understanding to enhance bilateral cooperation will be signed during the visit.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have maintained close, cordial and mutually supportive relations since 1948. The two countries share commonality of views on a wide range of international and regional issues.
Both the sides also work closely at the international and regional fora, including the United Nations and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
The prime minister’s visit would help further strengthen the Pakistan-Sri Lanka relationship and enhance mutual cooperation in diverse fields, the FO concluded.