Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday got here in Sri Lanka on a two-day visit to the nation on the invite of the country’s head of state, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
This is his first visit to Sri Lanka after thinking the office of prime minister.
On arrival in Colombo, the head of state was obtained by his Sri Lankan equivalent and offered a guard of honour. He was later on presented to members of the Sri Lankan cabinet.
According to Radio Pakistan, the premier will hold talks with the Sri Lankan leadership to further improve bilateral participation in diverse fields. The prime minister is accompanied by a top-level delegation, including members of the cupboard and also elderly officials.
During the go to, PM Imran will hold meetings with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his Sri Lankan counterpart to exchange sights on vital local as well as international issues.
He will also lead delegation-level talks, covering all areas of collaboration between the two nations, including profession, investment, health, education, agriculture, scientific research and also technology, in addition to defence and society tourist.
PM Imran will additionally take part in a joint ‘Profession and also Financial investment Seminar’ targeted at promoting profession and also investment between the two nations. A number of agreements to boost reciprocal participation will be authorized during the browse through.
Previously, the Consular Service (FO) had actually said that the reconstitution of the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Parliamentary Relationship Association will certainly also be announced to additional advertise parliamentary exchanges between the two countries. However, the FO had not stated the speech to the Sri
Lankan parliament. The Sri Lankan federal government, while cancelling the event, had formally specified that this was being done due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, polite sources and Sri Lankan media have claimed that it was done out of issues that PM Imran can discuss the situation in occupied Kashmir, which might better damage Colombo’s already troubled relationships with New Delhi.
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One more conjecture doing the rounds is that the Sri Lankan federal government is worried that PM Imran in his speech could make a reference to the predicament of Sri Lankan Muslims, who have been dealing with abuses and also discrimination in the Buddhist-dominated country. FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri at the regular media briefing had actually stated that the components of the visit would certainly be made a decision according to”the Covid-19-related health and wellness protocols”.