Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa accepts Imran Khan’s invitation to visit Pakistan

By: |
November 20, 2019 2:16 PM

According to Sri Lankan officials, the minister carried a letter of personal congratulations to Rajapaksa from Prime Minister Modi and the invitation to visit India.

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Imran Khan, Pakistan, Narendra Modi, S Jaishankar, Pakistan High CommissionRajapaksa stormed to victory in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections, the result of which was declared on Sunday.

Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has accepted Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s invitation to visit his country, the Pakistan High Commission here said on Wednesday. Khan on Tuesday telephoned Rajapaksa to congratulate him on his electoral win and invited him to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.

The Sri Lankan president will travel to India on November 29 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday. This is likely to be his first official visit abroad after assuming office. Jaishankar arrived here on Tuesday on an unannounced two-day visit. He became the first foreign dignitary to call on President Rajapaksa.

Also read| 2,887 days: Shinzo Abe becomes Japan’s longest-serving premier

According to Sri Lankan officials, the minister carried a letter of personal congratulations to Rajapaksa from Prime Minister Modi and the invitation to visit India. Rajapaksa stormed to victory in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections, the result of which was declared on Sunday. Modi telephoned Rajapaksa on Sunday to congratulate him on his electoral win and invited him to visit India as his first official foreign tour.

The Lankan leader thanked Modi for his good wishes and expressed his readiness to work with India very closely to ensure development and security, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Indonesian volcano erupts, forcing residents to flee
2Iran to give a ‘calculated’ response to nuclear scientist killing, says official
3US Elections 2020: Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election