Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain today said Sri Lanka was the closest friend of Pakistan, and stressed the need to further enhance trade relations between the two Countries.
In a meeting with Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Sri Lanka Major General (retd) Shahid Ahmed Hashmat who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, the President emphasized that maximum cooperation must be extended to Sri Lanka in the field of investment and Sri Lankan investors should be encouraged to invest in Pakistan, DND Pakistan reported.
President Mamnoon said the followers of all religions enjoyed complete freedom in Pakistan, and called for promoting religious tourism between the two Countries.
Mamnoon Hussain said Buddhist tourists visiting Pakistan were being provided all possible facilities.
The President further said Pakistan offered opportunities of quality education, which could be availed by Sri Lankan students. (Colombo Gazette)