FM Qureshi discusses bilateral trade with Lankan counterpart

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COLOMBO: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with his newly appointed Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena in Colombo on Monday to discuss bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest.

During the meeting, Qureshi stated that both countries have extended support to the other on regional as well as international matters.

The minister invited Gunawardena to visit Pakistan with a delegation from the Sri Lankan business community to boost bilateral trade and investment between the two countries.

Qureshi also briefed Gunawardena about the human rights crisis in occupied Kashmir. Both countries agreed to continue consulting on regional peace and stability.

Taking to Twitter, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that both countries are keen to deepen and strengthen bilateral relations.

He added that the foreign minister also handed over a letter from Imran Khan to the president of Sri Lanka inviting him to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.

Qureshi arrived in Colombo late Sunday night. He began his two-day official visit of Sri Lanka on Monday.

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