At the invitation of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a three day official visit to Pakistan from 22 to 24 March 2018, to attend the Pakistan National Day.
President Sirisena will hold discussions with his Pakistani counterpart President Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and following talks, will attend the signing of four Memoranda of Understanding.
The four Memoranda of Understanding include one on Youth Development between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, one between the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute of Sri Lanka and the Foreign Service Academy of Pakistan, one between the Institute of National Security Studies of Sri Lanka and the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad and another between the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration and National School of Public Policy, Pakistan.
During his visit, President Sirisena will declare open the re-furbished International Buddhist Centre in the diplomatic enclave in Islamabad. (Colombo Gazette)