Pakistani Prime Minister arrive in Sri Lanka with high-powered business and investment delegation
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Sri Lanka on a two day official visit with a high-powered business and investment delegation and also participated in a business and investment forum.
A statement from Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry stated that Prime Minister Khan will engage in an official visit to Sri Lanka on 23-24 February on the invitation of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his maiden official visit this year outside the country, will be accompanied by a high-powered business and investment delegation that will consist of business leaders in Pakistan. They will be mainly from the sectors of textile and apparel, pharmaceuticals, agro-food commodities, sports goods, gems and jewellery, auto parts, ICT, construction material and surgical equipment,” the statement has noted.
During his visit, Khan will attend bilateral meetings with Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Rajapaksa, while several other high-level engagements are planned, including a business and investment forum, as well as a sports diplomacy initiative.
Both Sri Lanka and Pakistan Prime Ministers will together preside over an event to sign several mutually beneficial bilateral Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), following their official talks.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is to be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Sohail Mehmood, and senior officials of the Pakistan Government.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have enjoyed strong business/trade ties through the years. The business confab held during the Pakistani PM’s visit as well as the agreements signed between the two countries will further boost bilateral, trade and investment ties between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Pakistani businesses/investors could explore business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka while Sri Lankan businesses could also look at forming partnerships with Pakistani businesses.
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