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At the invitation of the President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka on 4-6 January 2016.

During the visit, the Prime Minister will meet Sri Lankan President Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, who will host a state banquet in honour of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister will hold official talks with the President of Sri Lanka. A number of MOUs/Agreements of cooperation in various fields would be signed after the talks.

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe will also host a lunch in the honour of the Prime Minister.

Distinguished Parliamentarians, Religious Leaders and Businessmen from Sri Lanka will call on the Prime Minister during the visit.

The Prime Minister will also address a gathering of Ministers, Parliamentarians, Senior Officials, top Business Persons and members of the Diplomatic corps.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy friendly and cordial relations. The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1948. Since then, the bilateral relations have grown from strength to strength. Being members of SAARC and Commonwealth, Pakistan and Sri Lanka cooperate closely and coordinate with each other on issues of common interest and regional and international concern.

03 January 2016

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