ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday left here for Sri Lanka on a three-day official visit where he will hold meetings with the Sri Lankan leadership on the issues of bilateral interest.
Begum Kalsoom Nawaz, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan, Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain, Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and National Security Adviser Nasir Khan Janjua accompanied the prime minister.
The prime minister’s visit is significant in terms of boosting ties with Sri Lanka in diverse fields including trade, defence production, health science and technology and culture.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy friendly and cordial relations. The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1948. Since then, these 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.