Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms calls on President
Wednesday, 4 September 2013 00:20
Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal made a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday at Temple Trees.
“Your Government has won a lot of admiration” for overcoming the war, Iqbal told President Rajapaksa during their discussion. He also thanked Sri Lanka for the support it gave when medical teams were sent to Pakistan to help contain the dengue epidemic.
Iqbal said that the gesture created a lot of goodwill among the Pakistani people towards Sri Lanka.
The President and the Minister also spoke about increasing trade between the two countries so that the political good will between the two nations can be reflected more in the economic relationship as well.
The Pakistani delegation also included Deputy High Commissioner in Colombo Amna Baloch and the High Commission’s Third Secretary Bilal Akram Shah.
Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Karunatilaka Amunugama and Director General, South Asia, of the Ministry of External Affairs Dharshana Perera also joined the discussion.