Pakistan and Sri Lanka held Overseas Secretary-level Bilateral Political Consultations in Colombo at present. Overseas Secretary, Mr. Jalil Abass Jilani led the Pakistan facet, whereas Sri Lanka was represented by Overseas Secretary Tilakaratne Amunugama in the course of the talks. The talks centered on gamut of points encompassing your complete spectrum of bilateral relations and the 2 sides had detailed trade of views on quite a lot of problems with mutual curiosity. It was agreed that the consultations needs to be held regularly.
Appreciating the numerous enhance in bilateral commerce because the signing of the Free Commerce Settlement, it was agreed that making the most of mechanisms in place, efforts shall be made to additional discover new avenues of companies and diversify the relation to incorporate investments and providers sector as effectively in future.
Along with the prevailing fully-funded scholarships Pakistan presents to the Sri Lankan college students in drugs, engineering, pharmacy and dentistry, the Overseas Secretary supplied scholarships to Sri Lankan college students in prestigious agricultural institute of Pakistan.
Following the talks, the 2 Overseas Secretaries signed a Memorandum of Understanding between The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of Worldwide Relations and Strategic Research (LKIIRSS) and the Institute of Strategic Research Islamabad (ISSI).
Earlier within the day the Overseas Secretary and his delegation paid a courtesy name on the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the President’s Secretariat. Through the assembly, Overseas Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani conveyed the greetings and finest needs from the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, to the Sri Lankan President.