Nawaz Sharif to visit Sri Lanka next month

Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de Silva said 10 memorandum of understandings (MoUs) and pacts are to be signed during Mr. Sharif’s visit.

December 26, 2015 03:21 pm | Updated 03:21 pm IST - Colombo

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 on Saturday.

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

Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de Silva said 10 memorandum of understandings (MoUs) and pacts are to be signed during Mr. 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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