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Pakistani PM greets Sri Lankan counterpart on national day


Islamabad : Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has sent a message of greetings to Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ratnasiri Wickramanayake on their national day falling on February 4 (Thursday).

In his message, the Prime Minister said that “I have great pleasure in extending warmest felicitations of the Government and people of Pakistan to you, the Government and the people of Sri Lanka on the auspicious occasion of the 62nd National Day of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka”.

He said Pakistan and Sri Lanka have enjoyed very close and friendly ties which have been nurtured over the years through active cooperation in trade, commerce, education, culture and tourism.

“It is my sincere desire to further strengthen and deepen the bilateral relations between our two countries”, he added.

The Prime Minister said the Sri Lankan National Day celebrations also mark the beginning of an era of peace and prosperity for the people of Sri Lanka.

“On my own behalf and on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan, please accept my best wishes and prayers for Your Excellency’s good health, well being and for the continued prosperity of Sri Lanka”, he added.