Written by Staff Writer
06 Apr, 2015 | 9:05 pm
President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a two-day state visit to Pakistan met with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday, April 6.
News1st’s Rinaz Mohammed who is in Islamabad, stated that six bilateral Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements were signed
He further stated that a special ceremony was organised in Islamabad in the office of the Prime Minister’s residence to welcome the President and the delegation. Much attention was focussed on strengthening of bi-lateral ties between two countries.
The two leaders also issued a joint press statement.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stated that Sri Lanka enjoys the special position of being the first country with which Pakistan signed a Free Trade Agreement in 2002.
President Maithiripala Sirisena stated that four MoUs and two agreements were signed between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. One of which contained cooperation against illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their chemical precursors between the two countries.
MoUs were signed in the field of atomic energy, sports, disaster management and tourism and also an academic cooperation agreement on exchange and collaboration between the National Defence University of Pakistan and the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic studies of Sri Lanka, was also signed.
President Sirisena also held a meeting with Sharif and the National Security and International Relations Adviser of Pakistan, Sartaj Aziz.
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