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Sri Lankan Delegation Meets Punjab Governor to Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

A Sri Lankan delegation led by Vidura Wickramanayaka, Minister of Buddhadasna Religious and Cultural Affairs, met with Punjab Governor Sardar Saleem Haider Khan at the Governor’s House on Sunday.

During the meeting, both parties discussed issues of mutual interest and explored ways to enhance cooperation in economic, tourism, and other sectors between the two countries.

Governor Khan highlighted the cordial relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, emphasizing the need to strengthen existing bilateral cooperation. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to extending cultural ties with Sri Lanka and noted that the Government of Pakistan has preserved ancient Buddhist relics at historical sites such as Taxila, Takht Bahi, and the Swat Valley. These Buddhist monuments, he added, offer opportunities to boost religious tourism between the two nations.

The governor also stressed the importance of exploring new avenues of cooperation in the economic and tourism sectors to ensure sustainable development in the region. He invited Sri Lanka to consider joint ventures in the tourism and hospitality sectors and to invest in Pakistan’s tourism industry. Governor Khan reiterated Pakistan’s dedication to promoting peace and cooperation in South Asia.

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