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Pakistan requires enhancing multisectoral relations with Sri Lanka


ISLAMABAD:

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday underlined the necessity for capitalising on immense goodwill that exists between Pakistan and Sri Lanka by increasing cooperation throughout various areas, together with commerce and funding, tourism, tradition, training, defence, and agriculture.

In a gathering with Sri Lankan Minister of Trade Dr Bandula Gunawardhana and State Minister for Regional Cooperation Tharaka Balasuriya, who known as on him with a delegation on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qureshi highlighted the significance of strengthening present fraternal relations between the 2 nations via high-level exchanges.

Recalling Prime Minister Imran Khan’s go to to Sri Lanka in February final yr, the international minister burdened that efforts have to be made to boost bilateral commerce relations via optimum utilisation of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (FTA). This he added, might be executed by increasing interplay between the enterprise communities on each side, entering into joint ventures and making investments in excessive potential sectors.

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Qureshi stated that deepening financial cooperation via proactive financial diplomacy was amongst authorities’s high priorities within the context of its coverage concentrate on geo-economics.

During the assembly, each side agreed to proceed shut collaboration in multilateral fora and to strengthen regional cooperation.

Reciprocating the international minister’s sentiments, Dr Gunawardhana thanked the Government of Pakistan for its heat hospitality and its goodwill in the direction of Sri Lanka in any respect ranges.

He additionally appreciated Pakistan’s constant friendship and assist for Sri Lanka, noting that the go to was aimed toward additional advancing mutually-beneficial financial and commerce relations.

He added that Sri Lanka was eager on increasing ties in varied sectors, together with ICT, prescription drugs, minerals, textiles, logistics, delivery, training, and tourism.

The visiting delegation will stay in Pakistan until January 27.

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