Local News Update: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived Sri Lanka Sunday for a two-day official visit on 1-2 December 2019.
He was received at the Bandaranaike International Airport by Ambassador P. Selvaraj, Additional Secretary Bilateral Affairs (East) of Foreign Affairs Ministry.
While in Sri Lanka, the Foreign Minister Qureshi will call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and felicitate the new leadership, Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
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, cordial ties based on mutual trust and understanding. The bilateral relationship is broad-based and multifaceted, covering diverse fields including political, trade, commercial, defense, people-to-people contacts and cultural exchanges. High-level visits are a regular feature of Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations.