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* Sri Lankan President leaves for Pakistan to attend Republic Day celebrations
Thu, Mar 22, 2018, 07:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena left the island on Thursday for Islamabad on a two-day official visit to Pakistan from 22nd to 24th March 2018 on an invitation extended by Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain.

President Sirisena will be the Guest of Honor on Pakistan Day parade.

Pakistan government said the participation of President Sirisena in the parade is a demonstration of the very close ties between Pakistan and Sri Lanka and the respect in which the people and leadership of Pakistan hold the President of Sri Lanka.

The President, accompanied by a delegation of 20 members will meet the President Mamnoon Hussain and the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to review all matters of mutual importance.

A Memorandum of Understanding in the fields of training of civil servants, diplomats and youth development would also be signed during the visit.

Pakistan said it greatly values its relations with Sri Lanka. Relations between the two countries are based on mutual trust and understanding.

"The visit will provide renewed impetus to our bilateral relations and enhance the goodwill existing between the people of the two countries," a Foreign Ministry statement said.


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