Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on newly appointed President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on Monday and discussed bilateral relations, regional situation and matters of mutual interest.
On behalf of Pakistani leadership and the nation, the foreign minister congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his election as the seventh President of Sri Lanka.
The minister invited Gunawardena to visit Pakistan with a delegation from the Sri Lankan business community to increase bilateral trade and investment between the two countries.
Qureshi also briefed Gunawardena about the human rights crisis in occupied Kashmir. Both countries agreed to resume talks on regional peace and stability.
Taking to Twitter, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that both countries are keen to deepen and strengthen bilateral relations.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi also handed over a letter of President Arif Alvi to the Srilankan President inviting him to visit Pakistan.
The Foreign Minister expressed the confidence that under the leadership of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Pakistan-Sri lanka relations will gain more strength.
He also appreciated the Srilankan people for courageously fighting the scourge of terrorism.
The Srilankan President thanked the Pakistani leadership for congratulating him on his election and inviting him to visit Pakistan.
High-level visits are common in Pakistan between Sri Lanka relations.