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The Prime Minister met with the President of Sri Lanka H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa on 25 September 2013 in New York on the sidelines of UN General Assembly. The Prime Minister underscored the importance that Pakistan attaches to its relations with Sri Lanka which are characterized by cordiality and friendship. The Prime Minister stated that he looked forward to his participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Governments meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka in November 2013. The Sri Lankan President thanked Pakistan for its support to Sri Lanka in the latter’s fight against terrorism and then at international forums. He invited Pakistani investors to invest in Sri Lanka especially in the sugar industry. The two leaders agreed to continue to work together to deepen and broaden bilateral relations through regular contacts and exchange of visits and by increasing trade and investment interactions.

26 September 2013

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