Pakistan has decided to award scholarships to 100 Sri Lankan students from leading medical institutes in the country, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs said this during his trip to Sri Lanka. He had previously announced his arrival in Colombo on Twitter.
Pleased to arrive in Colombo with PM @ImranKhanPTI for his maiden visit to Sri Lanka. 🇵🇰 and 🇱🇰 share a close relationship, working together at the bilat level and int’l & regional forums. During this visit all areas of cooperation between 🇵🇰 🇱🇰 will be discussed & strengthened. pic.twitter.com/K5iIAbWaVc— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) February 23, 2021
Qureshi also spoke about defense and security cooperation between the two countries, saying that the end of the terrorist threat is equally important to both Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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Pakistan has offered Sri Lanka a $ 15 million credit in this regard, he said. The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister had said Imran Khan’s visit would help strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation.
Qureshi said Pakistan was side by side with Sri Lanka as a partner in human resource development, security cooperation, counter-terrorism, development and prosperity.
Pakistan has turned its geopolitical priorities into geoeconomic priorities, FM said, adding that views were exchanged on improving bilateral trade and investment with Sri Lanka.