Pakistan says the Sri Lankan government has won a lot of admiration for overcoming the war, the President’s office said in a statement.
Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Mr. Ahsan Iqbal had said this when he made a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today.
He also thanked Sri Lanka for the support it gave when medical teams were sent to Pakistan to help contain the dengue epidemic. Iqbal said that the gesture created a lot of good will among the Pakistani people towards Sri Lanka.
The President and the Minister also spoke about increasing trade between the two countries so that the political good will between the two nations can be reflected more in the economic relationship as well.
The Pakistani delegation also included Deputy High Commissioner in Colombo Amna Baloch and the High Commission’s Third Secretary Bilal Akram Shah.
Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Karunatilaka Amunugama and Director General, South Asia, of the Ministry of External Affairs Dharshana Perera also joined the discussion. (Colombo Gazette)