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Qureshi in Sri Lanka for two-day visit

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  1. Baby Leone

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    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Colombo late on Sunday night. He will begin his two-day official visit of Sri Lanka on Monday during which he will meet the country’s newly elected leadership and convey to it a felicitation message of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

    According to Foreign Office, Mr Qureshi will call on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and felicitate them.

    The foreign minister will have separate meeting with his newly-appointed Sri Lankan counterpart, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena. The two sides will exchange views on the entire gamut of bilateral relations and matters pertaining to regional and international issues.

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy close and cordial ties based on mutual trust and understanding. The bilateral relationship is broad-based and multifaceted, covering diverse fields, including political, trade, commercial, defence and people-to-people contacts and cultural exchanges. High-level visits are a regular feature of Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations.

    PM Khan on Nov 20, telephoned newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, congratulating him on his electoral win and invited him to visit Pakistan at his ‘earliest convenience’.

    President Rajapaksa accepted the invitation, according to the statement.

    Mr Rajapaksa stormed to victory in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections, the results of which came on Nov 17.

    PM Khan had said the election reflected the trust reposed by the Sri Lankan people in the leadership and vision of Mr Rajapaksa and hoped that the country and its people would achieve greater success and prosperity under President Gotabaya’s stewardship.

    The excellent Pakistan-Sri Lanka bilateral relations were also discussed and the two leaders reciprocated each other’s desire to further fortify bilateral cooperation in diverse areas.

    Published in Dawn, December 2nd, 2019
     
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    I wonder why we do not have better relations with Sri Lanka. They hate the Indians almost as much as us, and we have assisted them in the past in counter-terrorism. They are the one country in South Asia who we should have excellent relations with.


    I long for the day when a squadron of PAF JF17 Blk3 or future Azms are based on an airbase in Sri Lanka, for quick entry into India's under belly.
     
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    sri lankans dont hate india. sri lankans from richer parts of the country (western province) look down on india for being poor.
     
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    Sorry bit busy these day, Sri Lanka is among my favorite holiday spot, we have excellent relations with them as a country and politicians had nothing to do with it. It was our Army who trained, Sri Lankans Army, Our Air Force Trained theirs and they fought a long pitched battle against insurgency Indian sponsored of course but eventually they won and they are a very nice nation they acknowledge and love Pakistani Armed Forces support and by that virtue Pakistanis.

    Pakistani politicians put them in deep shit by laundering their black money through Indian casinos of sri lanka thus putting Sri Lanka in deep shit with FATF, also afghan terrorist and MQM target killer, along a particular community were living there as exiles and causing all sorts of trouble for Sri Lankan Govt, so at on end they love us and at the other they hate us along Indians, but they are very nice and peaceful people really love them.

    Besides Hambantota beach resorts are some of the best I have ever been. You cant find "Noritake" dinner set in such cheaper price anywhere else.;)
     
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