Pakistan PM keen to visit Sri Lanka soon

SharifPakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed his intention to make an official visit to Sri Lanka soon.

He has said this when he met President Maithripala Sirisena in New York on the sidelines of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

During the meeting attention was paid on political matters pertaining to two countries. The two leaders discussed about the ways to strengthen the relationships between the two countries, the President’s office said.

The President also had talks with Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat. During the discussion with President Sirisena he offered an official invitation to him for the Commonwealth Summit to be held in Malta.

The discussion was based on how to strengthen the bilateral relations between Malta and Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat stated that he would encourage investors from Malta to invest in Sri Lanka.

After the bilateral meetings with the two Prime Ministers, the President also met Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma. President Sirisena, as the current President of the Commonwealth discussed about the actions to be taken to make next Commonwealth Summit successful. (Colombo Gazette)