Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will arrive in Sri Lanka during the first week of January during which the two sides will sign several agreements including a pact on combating money laundering and terrorism financing.
This will be Sharif’s first visit to Sri Lanka since President Maithripala Sirisena took office a year ago.
Sharif last visited the island in November 2013 for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.
10 Memorandums of understanding and pacts are to be signed during the Pakistan Prime Minister’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.