Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday said that Pakistan deeply valued its close and friendly relations with Sri Lanka.
He added that the relations between the two countries had been nurtured over decades through a continuous interaction at bilateral, regional and international levels.
Prime Minister Khan made these remarks when a Sri Lankan delegation called on the Premier to gift eye corneas to sight-disabled people in Pakistan. The initiative was taken by the Sri Lankan High Commission in Islamabad in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Eye Donation Society. Prime Minister Khan highly valued and appreciated the humanitarian gesture, his office said.
Prime Minister Khan said that it was a great initiative to provide corneas on humanitarian basis which would enable people to regain their eye sight.
The Prime Minister 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.