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In Pakistan, President Sirisena says Sri Lanka supports CPEC

Mar 22, 2018 1:55:18 PM - thesundayleader.lk

President Maithripala Sirisena said that Sri Lanka was pleased over Pakistan’s economic progress and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

He said this on Thursday during a meeting with Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair upon his arrival at VVIP lounge of the Jinnah International Airport Karachi, said an official statement issued by the Governor House.

Earlier, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair along with Sindh Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, Sindh IGP AD Khawaja received the Sri Lankan President on his arrival in Pakistan.

The Sri Lankan President said that Sri Lankans respected Pakistan’s assistance and cooperation. Pakistan stood with Sri Lanka in difficult times, he added.

The Governor said that the Sri Lankan President’s arrival to participate in the Pakistan Day ceremony was a good sign and a manifestation of close bilateral ties.

He said that Sri Lanka was a close friend of Pakistan and added that both countries were enjoying good relations.

He said that the visit of Sri Lankan President would further strengthen the ties between the two countries.

He further said that Pakistan aspired to further promote investment, trade and business activities with Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)