Pakistan, Sri Lanka to broaden economic, political ties

Colombo, March 23 (IANS) Pakistan and Sri Lanka have undertaken measures to further deepen and broaden their economic and political ties, Islamabad’s envoy here said on Wednesday.

High Commissioner Syed Shakeel Hussain, speaking at a ceremony to mark the 76th Pakistan Day, said Sri Lanka and Pakistan were in the process of refining a free trade agreement, expanding the portfolio of tradable items and encouraging bilateral investments, Xinhua news agency reported.

Hussain expressed satisfaction on the traditionally close and mutually beneficial relationship between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in all fields.

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