Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif to visit SL in Jan

Published: 07:22 GMT, Dec 25, 2015 |

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz will be visiting Sri Lanka in the first week of January 2016 following the visit to Islamabad by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena earlier this year.

Sri Lanka and Pakistan are expected to sign 10 pacts during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visit to Colombo next month.

A spokesperson of the Pakistan High Commission said Mr. Sharif would be here “mostly in the first week of January”.

The pacts, aimed at improving bilateral cooperation, cover a range of issues such as youth development, health, culture, exchange of census data and scientific and technological cooperation.

Exchange of financial intelligence related to money laundering and terrorist financing and prevention and deterrence of the two will also come under the ambit of the pacts.

On Wednesday, the Sri Lankan Cabinet gave approval for signing the pacts.

Mr. Sharif had earlier visited Colombo in November 2013 to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.