Sri Lanka seeks enhanced co-operation with Pakistan

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  1. farhan_9909

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    Sri Lanka Pakistan Nuclear Deal Soon

    Sri Lanka and Pakistan reviewed the ongoing bilateral cooperation in multi - faceted areas that exist between the two countries on Friday in Colombo.

    This include co-operations in the field of economic development, scientific cooperation, cultural matters, agriculture, education, defence, disaster management, air services negotiations and civil nuclear cooperation.

    Sri Lanka maintains a free trade agreement with Pakistan. Accordingly both sides agreed to increase investment in various sectors. Further the two countries also agreed to request the Commerce Secretaries of both countries to meet early and to address the outstanding issues with the intention of increasing the volume of trade between the two countries.

    Third Round of Political Consultations between the Foreign Secretaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan were held on 4th April 2013 in Colombo. The Sri Lanka delegation was led by Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama, Secretary, External Affairs of Sri Lanka and the Pakistan delegation was led by Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan. The two sides had discussions on a wide range of issues based on mutual respect and understanding.

    During the three day visit, Foreign Secretary H.E. Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani called on H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, Hon. Prof. G.L Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, Hon. Seyed Alavi Mowlana, Governor, Western Province and Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Secretary of the Ministry of Defence& Urban Development.

    The two Foreign Secretaries reaffirmed the close and friendly relations existing between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and agreed on the need to further foster these relations between the governments and the peoples in a mutually beneficial manner. The Foreign Secretaries particularly sought multi-sectoral cooperation in the field of trade, education, culture and defence. The deliberations were held in a friendly and constructive spirit.

    Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama briefed his Pakistani counterpart on current developments in Sri Lanka including the efforts on rehabilitation, reconciliation and resettlement in post-war conflict areas with progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. Sri Lanka expressed appreciation for the steadfast support received from Pakistan in international fora particularly at the recently concluded UNHRC session in Geneva in countering the elements that undermine the reconciliation process.

    Pakistan reaffirmed its continued support for Sri Lanka at international fora. Sri Lanka also appreciated the development assistance provided by the Government and the people of Pakistan in its efforts to rebuild conflict-affected areas.

    The two sides reviewed the ongoing bilateral cooperation in multi - faceted areas including economic development, scientific cooperation, cultural matters, agriculture, education, defence, disaster management, air services negotiations and civil nuclear cooperation.

    Improvement of trade relations, addressing issues of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement and increasing investment in various sectors were also discussed. Further the Secretaries of the two countries agreed to request the Commerce Secretaries of both countries to meet early and to address the outstanding issues with the intention of increasing the volume of trade between the two countries.

    Both sides noted with satisfaction the continuation of the Cultural Exchange Programme for 2012-2017 with an aim of enhancing people to people contacts and stressed the need to effectively implement the provisions of the same. Both sides emphasized the importance of enhancing air connectivity. In this regard, both agreed towards upgrading the existing Air Services Agreement which is being negotiated by the two Civil Aviation Authorities. This would act as a catalyst to improve trade and realize the full potential of the FTA, promote tourism and foster people to people interactions.

    Both sides expressed their resolve and commitment to extend assistance in the event of natural disasters and calamities. The leaders of the delegations finalized the proposed agreement on cooperation in the field of Disaster Management for signing at an early date while reiterating the need for continuing cooperation in the field of Disaster Management.

    Sri Lanka expressed appreciation for the scholarships provided by Pakistan in various fields of education and in training of diplomats in the Foreign Service Institute of Pakistan. In return Pakistan reciprocated its appreciation for the scholarships provided by the Government of Sri Lanka for its nationals. Pakistan offered scholarships in Agricultural Studies for Sri Lankan students in specialized Universities of Pakistan. Sri Lanka expressed its interest to provide assistance to Pakistan in training personnel in health, gems and jewelry sectors which was welcomed by Pakistan. It was agreed to further diversify and strengthen existing collaboration in the field of education.

    Both sides reaffirmed their resolve to strengthen cooperation in countering terrorism and transnational crimes in a comprehensive manner. It was agreed to continue the cooperation with renewed vigour which includes training of defence personnel.

    Both sides also agreed to further strengthen the existing friendly relations by exchanges of visits at all levels.

    It was agreed that the Foreign Secretary-level consultations had been a useful and constructive exercise, and both sides confirmed their commitment towards holding these meetings regularly.


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    Sri Lanka seeks enhanced co-operation with Pakistan in the fields of trade, education, culture and defence
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    May be the deal is close to be signed.

    posted before in the forum as well by a chinese member

     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Yet another deal signed last week.


    Thatta Cement Company (Pvt) Ltd, Pakistan will construct a Cement Grinding and Bagging Plant at Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MRMRP). Muhammad Fazlullah Shariff - CEO and Vice Chairman of Thatta Cement Company Limited, Karachi Pakistan speaking to Daily News Business from MRMRP said that this is the first time that the company commences operations outside Pakistan.

    He said that while the global demand for cement is around 3% annually the Sri Lankan demand is around 4%.


    “However we have noted that the demand for Cement in the Hambantota area is around 8% and this was the main reason for them to set up operations in Hambantota,” he said. He also said that when even an international airport and a harbour is set up in one year a similar demand is witnessed.


    The proposed plant will employ a closed circuit cement grinding mill, cement and packing plant for cement manufacture and dispatch.

    The total investment is concluded as US $ 15.15 million to be incurred during the first five years of operation.

    At the commencement minimum guaranteed production volume of the plant will be 100,000 Mt/ year and it will be increased gradually up to 1,000,000 Mt/ year at the end of first decade.

    Thatta Cement Company (Pvt) Ltd is the local subsidiary company of Thatta Cement Company Limited in Pakistan.

    He said that the project would commence mid this year and operations are expected to commence next year. “The project would generate 50 direct employment opportunities.”

    This Business Venture Agreement with the Sri Lanka Ports Authority would be for a period of 25 years.

    Land allocation for this business venture will be four hectares and that will generate minimum revenue of US $ 9.9 million over the 25 years, via a land lease agreement.

    In addition to that by royalty payment Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) will earn US $ 65.5 million over 25 years. SLPA will achieve more benefits via this project as it generates number of vessel movement at the port. Since Thatta Cement is willing to employ more than 150 Sri Lankans, the project is worth to our country from that angle too.

    In addition to this venture, Hayles Advantis Ltd (Fertilizer Bagging Plant), McLarnes Holdings Ltd (Warehousing), Agalawatta Plantation PLC (Warehousing) and ACE Distripaks (Pvt) Ltd (Warehousing) have expressed interest to commence business at MRMR Port zone.

    Thatta Cement Pakistan to set up Cement Plant in Hambantota

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    I wonder why lankans sign nuke deal with a rouge country,who's future is unknown:p:p:p:sad::sad:
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    They know about pakistan as wel as india

    On one hand india supported LTTE while we helped them with arms and training to fight against LTTE.now they are training our troops as well

    after the 2008 attack on lankan crickers my respect from sri lanka has grown many folds and want to visit the country atleast once in my life.
     
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    I wonder y lankans has not visited friendly Pakistan after 2008, where as they visit enemy India every year:lol::lol:
     
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    I dont think it too late to start from now.:wave:
     
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    If they start visiting pak now ,they will be called late:lol:
     
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    Why? there is never too late to cooperate, if it benefits each other.
     
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    Every Pakistani wants to visit Kashmir once in life time. You know how ?
    As Mujahid or a raider or rapist or a killer ?

    How does our farhan wish to visit Sri Lanka ?

    As a fighter or as memeber of Monkey army ?

    That would be interesting ? I wish to meet him at Hotel Taj Samudra !!
     
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    Civil nuclear cooperation by a non-NPT signatory I am sure IAEA will approve this big joke.
     
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    late in english also means dead my dear chini friend.

    BTW why not china send their football team to pak to prove higher than mountain friendship
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Sri lankan will visit Pakistan once the sitaution gets better or few of there players for Pakistan super league after the election

    We can export PNFC kind of 300mw nuclear reactor to sri lanka if the deal gets through

    We should expand our trade with sri lanka to atleast 10billions in the next 5 years
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Sri lankan will visit Pakistan once the sitaution gets better or few of there players for Pakistan super league after the election

    We can export PNFC kind of 300mw nuclear reactor to sri lanka if the deal gets through

    We should expand our trade with sri lanka to atleast 10billions in the next 5 years
     
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    Pakistanis are indeed large hearted. They export nuclear power plants to Lanka while they themselves are desperately trying to get fuel oil to run their power plants.
     
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    These guys fear of KudanKulan Nulclear power station where situated in Tamil Nadu distance of >50Km with Sri Lanka ..they lodged compliant our Envoy ..

    Now they get Nuclear power from Pakistan (originally China ) ..where they going to trust Chinese Tech instead of Nuclear Kings Russian Tech
     
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    What Nuclear Power Plants ? :dude:
    The operational Nuclear Power Plants in Pakistan are Karachi-1 (Canadian) and Chashma-1 and 2 (Chinese, supplied by CNNC) and under-construction are Chashma-3 and 4 (also supplied by China). So from where does the question of Pakistan supplying SriLanka with Nuclear Power Plants arises ?
     
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    true ,there is more than 10 hours load shedding in Ancient punjab.:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    pakistan is it self made with saudi funding during these 65 yrs. they are very non-self made people
     
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    Bullsh#t! :bs:
     
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