Tuesday February 23, 2021
Picture credit score: Prime Minister’s Workplace
ECONOMYNEXT – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who’s on an official two-day go to to Sri Lanka was welcomed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on the Bandaranaike Worldwide Airport (BIA) a short time in the past, the PM’s workplace mentioned.
Khan is the primary head of presidency to go to Sri Lanka since President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumed workplace in November 2019.
A high-level delegation led by Khan will have interaction in talks over bilateral commerce, funding, well being, training, agriculture, science and expertise, defence, safety, tradition and tourism, an announcement from Sri Lanka’s International Ministry beforehand mentioned.
Khan can also be anticipated to debate regional and worldwide points along with his counterpart and with President Rajapaksa throughout his go to, amongst which can possible be the continued United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) periods.
An deal with to Sri Lanka’s parliament by the visiting Prime Minister that was introduced earlier was cancelled, resulting in some controversy. A parliamentary supply informed EconomyNext final week that the speech needed to be cancelled as a result of visiting PM’s packed schedule, although different sources have cited the prevailing pandemic state of affairs as the rationale.
Earlier this month, Khan publicly welcomed an announcement by Prime Minister Rajapaksa that Sri Lanka will enable the burial of COVID-19 victims. Members of Rajapaksa’s personal authorities later back-tracked on the assertion. It’s unclear whether or not Khan will increase the matter throughout his go to. (Colombo/Feb23/2021)