After concluding his three-day trip to India, newly-elected Sri Lankan president met Pakistan’s foreign minister on Monday during the later’s two-day official visit to Colombo.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi’s visit to Sri Lanka comes a day after Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wrapped up his three-day visit to India.
Qureshi also held talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunewardene, where he stressed that both the nations have been supportive of each other in areas such as economy and peace efforts. Both the leaders also discussed trade, investment and tourism, as per a report by a local media.
During Rajapaksa’s visit, India offered financial assistance of hundreds of millions of dollars to Sri Lanka. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country will credit Sri Lanka $400 million to improve its infrastructure and economy. Modi also offered aid of $50 million to the island nation to strengthen its security and intelligence gathering, notably after the April 21 attacks where more than 250 people were killed.
Rajapaksa termed the visit “successful”, adding that the reception accorded by the Modi government will strengthen the “historical bond” between both the nations.
(with inputs from agencies)
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