Pakistan and Sri Lanka agreed to strengthen cooperation in several areas including agriculture.
The agreement came as visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met here with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for bilateral ties, the Xinhua press agency reported.
During the meeting on Wednesday, Khan underlined the “exceptional quality” of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations with mutual trust, understanding and support.
The Pakistani Prime Minister emphasised the importance of building robust economic partnership between the 2 countries characterised by enhanced bilateral trade, investments and commercial cooperation.
He emphasised the importance of regional cooperation through the platform of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and therefore the opportunities for regional prosperity through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
For his part, Rajapaksa expressed his wish to strengthen bilateral relations between the 2 countries and also exchanged views on sharing technical skills so as to market agriculture in both countries.