President Sirisena to leave for Pakistan

President Maithripala Sirisena to leave for Pakistan

by Staff Writer 21-03-2018 | 6:18 PM
COLOMBO (News 1st) - President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for Islamabad tomorrow (March 22) to attend the Pakistan Republic Day celebrations on March 23 as chief guest, on an invitation extended by Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain. This is the first time a Sri Lankan leader received such an invitation to be the chief guest on the national day of Pakistan, and it reflects the strength of bilateral friendship and ties. The president will also hold discussions with President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during his visit to Islamabad. The two countries will also discuss economic, trade and educational relations. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will sign four agreements related to foreign service training, education and tourism, during the president’s visit.