PM Abbasi meets Sri Lankan president on the sidelines of UNGA

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UNITED NATIONS: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly and decided to further strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries.The meeting began by reiterating the deep and historic relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It was agreed that both the countries would continue to cooperate at all multilateral forums in the spirit of neighborhood and longstanding relationships which were rooted in history.President Maithripala Sirisena stressed the need for enhancement in trade and economic relations between both the countries. It was agreed that there was a large potential for expansion in defence cooperation¬†between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.He thanked Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for Pakistan’s consistent support to Sri Lanka during challenging times when Sri Lanka was facing wave of terror, and during natural disasters. The prime minister said that Pakistan considers Sri Lanka a very important country and attached great importance to its bilateral relations with it.¬†“We believe that Sri Lanka, being an important member of SAARC, can play a significant role in the regional organization,” the prime minister said and added, “We want to further expand trade and economic cooperation with Sri Lanka.”¬†Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi extended an invitation to the Sri Lankan President to visit Pakistan.

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