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Pakistan PM Arrives In Sri Lanka On Three-Day Official Visit

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  1. Gibbs

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    PM arrives in Sri Lanka on three-day official visit

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    COLOMBO: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday arrived in the Sri Lanka's capital Colombo to hold meetings with the Sri Lankan leadership on issues of mutual interest.

    Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe received Prime Minister Sharif on his arrival at the Bandranaike International Airport.

    A red carpet was rolled out for Prime Minister Sharif and a contingent of Sri Lankan forces presented static guard of honour to him.

    Two children clad in traditional dresses presented bouquets to Prime Minister Sharif and Begum Kalsoom Nawaz.

    The Prime Minister's delegation included Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan, Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and National Security Advisor Lt Gen (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua.

    Pakistan's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (retd) Syed Shakil Hussain and senior officials of the Sri Lankan government were present at the airport.

    The Prime Minister is undertaking the visit on the invitation of President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena.

    During his stay in Colombo, the Prime Minister will lead the bilateral and delegation-level talks to be joined by the Sri Lankan President, Prime Minister and cabinet ministers.

    The two countries will sign several agreements and Memoranda of Understanding in the areas of health, science and technology, trade, statistics, gem and jewellery, money laundering and terrorism financing, and culture.

    The Prime Minister will attend a state banquet hosted in his honour by the President Maithripala and a lunch by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

    Prime Minister Sharif will deliver a special lecture to parliamentarians, ministers and members of diplomatic corps, on the invitation of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies.

    The Prime Minister will also visit the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, International Buddhist Museum and Jinnah Hall in the historic city of Kandy.

    The two governments have maintained high-level bilateral interactions including President Maithripala's state visit to Pakistan from April 5-7, 2015. Prime Minister Sharif and President Maithripala also met on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session in New York in September and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta in November last year.

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy friendly and cordial relations. The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1948. Since then, the bilateral relations have grown from strength to strength.

    Being members of SAARC and Commonwealth, Pakistan and Sri Lanka cooperate closely and coordinate with each other on issues of common interest and regional and international concern.



    Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016
     
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    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Colombo, a short while ago.This will be Sharif's first visit to Sri Lanka since President Maithripala Sirisena took office a year ago.

    According to Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva, 10 memorandum of understandings (MoUs) and pacts were to be signed during Sharif's visit, covering a range of key areas, a statement issued by the Pakistani High Commission in Colombo said.

    President Maithripala Sirisena will lead the Official bilateral discussions with the visiting Prime Minister tomorrow, January 5.

    The Sri Lankan delegation will include Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Cabinet Ministers and Senior Government officials.

    Several bilateral instruments in the areas of Health, Science and Technology, Trade, Statistics, Gem and Jewellery, and Culture are expected to be signed during the visit.

    The issues of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing will also be discussed.

    Many business MoUs, including deep-sea fishing, cement, power, education and food will also be signed.

    President Sirisena will host a State banquet, while Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will also host a lunch in honour of the visiting Prime Minister.
    On the invitation of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS), Prime Minister Sharif will deliver a special lecture at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel.

    During his stay in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Sharif will visit the historic city of Kandy.

    He will visit Sri Dalada Maligawa the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, International Buddhist Museum and Jinnah Hall in Kandy.

    The Prime Minister will also visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and will plant a Karanda tree (Pongamia pinnata) to commemorate his visit to Sri Lanka.

    “It is recalled that several high level visits have been exchanged between the two friendly countries, which includes President Maithripala’s State visit to Pakistan from 5-7 April, 2015 and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Sri Lanka in 2013 to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting,” the statement said - See more at: Sharif arrives in SL ::: Dailymirror.lk ::: Breaking News
     
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    Waiting for the news of Srilanka Signing the deal of JF-17 :D
     
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    It is a good news for the people of both friends country.
     
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    All eyes on JF-17 deal... so that we can get 2nd customer after Myanmar...:pakistan::pakistan::pakistan:
     
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    As per my understanding deal is not going to be signed in this visit .... (NOTE: its just my assessment which may be wrong)
     
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    All other things are also important but I am expecting comprehensive arrangements to nab money laundering, terror financing, counter terrorism and human smuggling than just MoU. Criminals shouldn't be allowed to mess with cordial Pak-Lanka relations.
     
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    @HRK Bhai app assessment change karny ka kya lo gay...:cheesy: :D INSHALLAH kuch acha hi hoga....:pakistan:
     
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    Dear simple reason as per reports SLAF still have to evaluate JF-17 & Pakistan has just extended the invitation to SLAF team for the same purpose I think a week ago; so it shows that the deal with SLAF for JF-17 is under negotiation but not at the concluding stage, it will take bit more time ....
     
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    Logical! Evaluation process may take upto six months. Let's see. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Great move by PM Nawaz Shareef. I am excited about this visit not because of possible JF-17 deal but This Visit will further improve the relations between the two friendly countries which are already warm and time proven. Sri lanka has much wisdom to offer to Pakistan in its war against Terror. Our politicians and our nation can learn alot from People of Sri lanka by their struggle against the enemies of state. Trade volume should be increased between the two countries.
    Thank you Sir @Gibbs for sharing the media coverage of this visit. I have tried to write something in Sinhala, Correct me if I am wrong. :smitten:
    දිගු ශ්රී ලංකාවේ ජීවත් වෙන්න.
    දිගු සජීවි පකිස්-ශ්රී ලංකා මිත්රත්ව.
     
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    No worries mate.. Will keep updating

    Whoa what you wrote is too complicating to decipher.. Lol, I'm not a native Sinhala speaker, Though can speak and understand spoken Sinhalese to a decent level.. Reading and writing is an issue.. :D

    @Godman @HeinzG @Saradiel

    Or i'll just google translate..

    Long live in Sri Lanka .
    Long Live Pak - Sri Lanka Friendship

    :p:
     
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    Mere bhai bachpan se aise ho ya koi course kr k PDF join ki hai?

    On topic: Dunya news reporting that SriLanka signed Defence related agreements with Pakistan with other 8 agreements

    any news ???
     
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    Thunder maybe? :cheers:
     
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