Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday. He met his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees, the prime minister’s house.
On Wednesday, Khan met Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and also attended the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Conference aimed at promoting bilateral trade and investment.
In his address, he said wealth creation needs stability, and the only way forward for the subcontinent is to resolve existing issues through dialogue.
He said his dream for the sub-continent is to resolve “our differences and our difference is only one… it is the Kashmir issue. All we want is to resolve according to UN Security Council resolutions. And this can only be resolved through dialogue.”
The Pakistani and Sri Lankan leaderships have discussed ways to enhance their “broad-based” partnership, including peace, trade, and connectivity.
“The two leaders held wide-ranging discussions with a focus on reinforcing a broad-based and enduring partnership between Pakistan and Sri Lanka to advance the shared objectives of peace, stability, and economic prosperity in South Asia,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.