Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi  has stressed the importance of further strengthening and expanding bilateral cooperation in all areas including political, trade and economic, and combating Covid-19 pandemic with Sri Lanka.

He was talking to his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena by telephone.

Foreign Minister Qureshi felicitated Gunawardena on the occasion of the 73rd National Day of Sri Lanka and conveyed best wishes for the continued progress and prosperity of the brotherly people of Sri Lanka.

Foreign Minister Qureshi highlighted the importance of high-level exchanges, which are the hallmark of the bilateral relationship.

 The two foreign ministers also reaffirmed mutual support for each other in the regional and multilateral for a, including SAARC and the UN.

They acknowledged that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have excellent bilateral relations based on trust, mutual respect and close cooperation.

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