Sri Lankan minister accepts Nisar’s invitation to visit Pakistan

NEW YORK, April 22 (APP): Sri Lanka’s Minister for Law and Order Sagala Ratnayaka has accepted an invitation from Minister for Interior and Narcotics, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to visit Pakistan as part of efforts to further strengthen relations between the two countries.

The two ministers met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s Special Session on the World’s Drug Problem. Chaudhry Nisar is currently in New York as the leader of 7-member delegation to the Special Session at which he spoke on Pakistan’s efforts to curb the illicit narcotics trade.

Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to UN, Secretary Anti-Narcotics Division, Ijaz Ali Shah and Director General, Anti-Narcotics Force Major General Nasir Dilawar Shah also attended the meeting between ministers of Sri Lanka and Pakistan, which covered a number of areas of bilateral cooperation as well as narcotics control.