FM Qureshi : Pakistan to offer Sri Lanka $15 million credit line for defence cooperation

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Pakistan to offer 100 scholarships to Sri Lankan college students in high medical faculties and $15 million credit line for defence cooperation: FM Qureshi

Defence and security cooperation to end the menace of terrorism are of equal importance to both Pakistan and Sri Lanka, says Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

The foreign minister is currently visiting Sri Lanka with Prime Minister Imran Khan on a two-day official trip. He shared an update on reaching Colombo on his Twitter a day earlier.

During his two-day visit to Sri Lanka, PM Khan has said that the country could strengthen its connectivity up to the Central Asian States by benefiting from the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

Addressing a joint press conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa here after holding one-on-one and delegation-level talks, he said: “My visit is aimed at strengthening the bilateral relationship [with Sri Lanka], especially trade and economic ties through enhanced connectivity.

Qureshi mentioned Pakistan is standing aspect by aspect with Sri Lanka as a accomplice for the event of human sources, safety cooperation, preventing terrorism, growth and prosperity.

Pakistan has reworked its geo-political priorities into geo-economic priorities, the FM mentioned, including that views have been exchanged on enhancement of bilateral commerce and funding with Sri Lanka.