- PM Imran Khan pays go to to Sri Lanka on Feb 22
- Information of go to broadly reported in Indian and Sri Lankan media, nevertheless, FO had beforehand not made any remark
- Pakistan’s Excessive Commissioner in Sri Lanka Normal (retd) Saad Khattak spoke to the media in Colombo in regards to the go to, however gave few particulars
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will probably be visiting Sri Lanka for 2 days February finish. It will likely be his his first overseas journey of the yr.
PM Khan will probably be addressing the Sri Lankan Parliament with Sri Lankan Muslim leaders pinning their hopes on the Pakistani premier addressing their human rights issues throughout his go to.
Information of the go to has been broadly reported in Indian and Sri Lankan media, nevertheless, the Overseas Workplace had beforehand not made any remark.
“I can confirm that the visit is taking place and a curtain raiser will be issued closer to the visit,” a senior official was quoted as saying by The News.
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The PM is expected to reach Colombo on February 22.
Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Sri Lanka General (retd) Saad Khattak spoke to the media in Colombo about the visit, but gave few details.
PM Khan will be meeting Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, say officials in Colombo familiar with the visit. President Rajapaska is familiar with Pakistan where he attended courses in military training institutions.
Both countries have for decades enjoyed a broad-based relationship on trade, commerce, culture and defense matters. Pakistan armed forces in 2009 had supported Sri Lanka by providing high tech military equipment and intelligence support in its fight against the LTTE.
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At the moment, Pakistan stood out when many world capitals had imposed embargoes on Sri Lanka. Khan’s go to comes at a time when Sri Lanka has taken its relations with China a number of notches larger.