Prime Minister Imran Khan has said on Monday that Pakistan deeply valued its close and friendly relations with Sri Lanka which had been nurtured over decades through a continuous interaction at bilateral, regional and international levels, APP News reported.
The Prime Minister was talking to a Sri Lankan delegation that called on him to gift eye corneas to sight-disabled people in Pakistan, the PM's Office Media wing said in a press release. The initiative was taken by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Islamabad, in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Eye Donation Society.
The Prime Minister highly valued and appreciated the humanitarian gesture and said that it was a great initiative to provide corneas on a humanitarian basis which would enable people to regain their eyesight. He also expressed satisfaction on the growing people-to-people contacts between the two countries.
The Sri Lankan delegation thanked the Prime Minister for receiving them and said that the gift of corneas from the people of Sri Lanka would help in strengthening the bonds of friendship between the two nations.