Pakistan PM arrives in Sri Lanka


Pakistan's Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday on a three-day official visit at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe received Prime Minister Sharif, accompanied by his wife, on his arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

The official welcome ceremony presided by President Maithripala Sirisena will be held at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

The visiting Prime Minister will be accorded a ceremonial welcome including a Gun Salute and Guard of Honor.

The Prime Minister will hold official talks with the Sri Lankan leadership on issues of mutual interest.

President Sirisena will lead the official bilateral discussions with the visiting Prime Minister.

The delegation for the talks will include Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials.

A number of MOUs and Agreements of cooperation in various fields would be signed after the talks.

Several bilateral instruments in the areas of Health, Science & Technology, Trade, Statistics, Gem & Jewellery, Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing, and Culture are envisaged to be signed during the visit.