By Indika Sri Aravinda
Security is to be beefed up during Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s official visit to Sri Lanka.
A security team from Pakistan had talks with Sri Lankan officials today (19) on the security arrangements during Khan’s visit.
Prime Minister Khan is scheduled to undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka on 23-24 February 2021 on the invitation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
During his visit, Prime Minister Khan will attend bilateral meetings with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Rajapaksa, while several other high-level engagements are planned, including a Business and Investment Forum, as well as a sports diplomacy initiative.
Both Sri Lanka’s and Pakistan’s Prime Ministers will together preside over an event to sign several mutually beneficial bilateral Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on 23 February following their official talks at Temple Trees.
Prime Minister Khan, in his maiden official visit this year outside the country, will be accompanied by a high-powered business and investment delegation that will consist of business leaders in Pakistan, mainly from the sectors of textile and apparel, pharmaceuticals, agro food commodities, sports goods, gems and jewellery, auto parts, ICT, construction material, and surgical equipment.
Prime Minister Khan will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Secretary Foreign Affairs Sohail Mehmood, and senior officials of the Pakistani Government. (Colombo Gazette)