Pakistan attaches highest importance to relations with Sri Lanka

tariq-fatimi-6000Pakistan says it attaches the highest importance to its relations with Sri Lanka.

The Special Assistant to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM) Syed Tariq Fatemi said this while he was talking to the newly arrived High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, Major Gen (Retd) Jayanath Lokuketagodage.

The High Commissioner paid a courtesy call on Fatemi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan.

The SAPM welcomed Ambassador Lokuketagodage to Pakistan and said the recent leadership-level interactions between the two sides had further strengthened relations between the two sides. He said it also helped identify new areas of bilateral cooperation.

The Special Assistant also briefed the Sri Lankan High Commissioner regarding the achievements of the Pakistan Government in the field of counter-terrorism, economy and good governance.

Ambassador Lokuketagodage thanked the Special Assistant for the warm welcome accorded to him in Pakistan and expressed his resolve to continue working closely with the Government of Pakistan to retain the positive trajectory of relations between the two countries. (Colombo Gazette)


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