PM visits ‘Sacred Tooth Relic’ of BuddhaPakistan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif returned home from Sri Lanka on Wednesday after concluding his three-day official visit.
He was seen off by his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Earlier in the day, the prime minister visited the `Sacred Tooth Relic’ of Buddha in Kandy and met Muslim notables of the area at the Jinnah Hall.
He planted a tree at the Botanical Gardens.
During his three-day visit, Mr Sharif held meetings with the Sri Lankan leadership on issues of bilateral interest.
He along with Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena witnessed the signing of eight accords and memorandums of understanding about cooperation in areas including trade, financial intelligence sharing, science and technology and healthcare.
The PM delivered a lecture to Sri Lankan parliamentarians, ministers and diplomats on the topic of Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations.
He also held interactions with top executives and corporate leaders and invited them to invest in Pakistan.
Published in Dawn, January 7th, 2016