Nawaz Sharif to visit SL next month

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Sri Lanka next month during which the two sides will sign several agreements including a pact on combating money laundering and terrorism financing, officials said yesterday.

This will be Sharif's first visit to Lanka since President Maithripala Sirisena took office a year ago. Sharif last visited the island nation in November 2013 for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting which was held in Colombo.

Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de Silva said 10 memorandum of understandings (MoUs) and pacts are to be signed during Sharif's visit, covering a range of key areas.

Besides pact on combating money laundering and terrorism financing, the two countries will sign agreements in youth development field, exchange of statistical and census data, science, technology, scientific and technological cooperation, health and culture among others, the minister said.

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  • K.Senarathne Sunday, 27 December 2015 09:23 AM

    The current governments foreign policy is very good and probably the best in a long time. Unlike the former regime which antagonized powerful western nations and rising superpowers like India the current govt has taken a succesful neutral approach that will help the country in Long term

    Sene Sunday, 27 December 2015 10:04 AM

    It will help in the long term unless a certain madman comes back to power and ruins it with his Conspiracy theories

    Nimal Monday, 28 December 2015 11:14 AM

    Ha ha....There is no true friends or Enemies in Politics

    Sapu Sunday, 27 December 2015 10:13 AM

    Where is MR who said he lost due to a RAW conspiracy?

    ppp Sunday, 27 December 2015 10:15 AM

    SL needs more deals with US ,UK ,germany and Japan as well as China. Worlds biggest tech companies are in the west and new ones are coming up in India as well.

    ANTON Sunday, 27 December 2015 10:19 AM


    ppp Sunday, 27 December 2015 10:21 AM

    MR will say RAW moved to Pakistan

    paddy Sunday, 27 December 2015 10:25 AM

    We need MR, Everything is useless without our king

    gayan Sunday, 27 December 2015 10:27 AM

    Keep your policies to yourself, Its better to be isolated under MR than ever dealing with west. We can surivive with China alone like North korea does

    raj Monday, 28 December 2015 02:09 PM

    Pakistan is a country that has higher level of poverty and illiteracy in South East Asia. Pakistan also has face religious violence. Minorities in Pakistan facing many problems.

    haniffa Sunday, 27 December 2015 05:51 PM

    to my knowledge PM Nawaz Sherif visit to Srilanka is the 3rd......

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