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Pakistan and Sri Lanka ink MoUs to strengthen cooperation

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Pakistan and Sri Lanka have signed multiple Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) related to education, science, investment, technology, and industrial cooperation.  

On Tuesday, both countries signed the Memorandum in many sectors at Temple Trees in Colombo. They aim to strengthen the cooperation related to commerce investment, technology, science, and industrial cooperation. Both countries signed all Memorandums by the Departmental Representatives in the presence of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.  

In this regard, the PM office posted on Twitter, “Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI and Prime Minister @PresRajapaksa witnessed the signing of MoUs between the 🇵🇰 and 🇱🇰” 

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Moreover, Mahinda Rajapaksa Sri Lankan Counterpart and Prime Minister Imran Khan recently met in a one-on-one meeting where they discussed various issues regarding bilateral and regional significance. Later on, they led delegation-level talks and covered almost all areas of Pakistan-Sri Lanka joint cooperation including health and education, trade and investment, culture, and tourism, defense and security, and agriculture and science & technology. 

Moreover, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister remarked that in our joint discussion, I and PM Imran Khan agreed to work closely in order to enhance the joint cooperation in the economic sector, also in several areas including technology, defense, trade, investment, education, and science. 

He went on to say that our discussion also pondered on the importance of regional and international issues along with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. He added that agreement of working together towards increasing activities in the tourism and aviation sectors was also done.  

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“Sri Lanka is grateful to Pakistan for agreeing to open the pilgrimage corridors for Sri Lankans to visit ancient Buddhist heritage sites in Pakistan,” he added 

“I admire Prime Minister Imran Khan for his efforts in alleviating poverty & socio-economic disparity which play an important part of our dev agenda,” he said. 

He further said, “We are thankful to Pakistan for the partnership in the field of sports and assistance to enhance sports training facilities in the country,”  

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