Economic cooperation key for promising future of South Asia

Our Correspondent

Colombo—The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj Gen (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said that economic cooperation coupled with peaceful resolution of disputes will pave the way for a promising future for not just the south Asian region but also for the world at large. The High Commissioner said this while delivering his message on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan on Sunday in Colombo.
Shakeel Hussain said that Pakistan is actively engaged with all neighboring countries in an effort to create a peaceful neighborhood and at the same time intensifying economic engagement with all friendly countries. He underlined that Pakistan is entering into a new era of development, prosperity, peace and political stability as the government and people are unanimous in their resolve to make Pakistan truly democratic, welfare and prosperous state. On Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations, he explained that historical and cultural links between our two peoples date back to the time when the Indus Valley and Gandhara Civilizations prospered in what is now Pakistan.
He further said that Pakistan and Sri Lankan are continuing to nurture their mutually beneficial relations in diverse fields. He added that both countries are exploring ways to broaden and deepen the economic ties, through enhancement of trade and bilateral investments, within the framework of the Free Trade Agreement as our top most priority. The High Commissioner also hoisted the national flag of Pakistan and jointly cut Independence Day Cake along with the Chief guest and Children.

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