Pakistan HC , Foreign Minister discuss education opportunities


High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on the Sri Lankan Minister for Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.

During the meeting, bilateral relations and areas of mutual interest and cooperation were discussed. The High Commissioner apprised the Foreign Minister about Pakistan-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme , under which a number of scholarships would be provided to Sri Lankan youth in diverse fields during the next five years, Press Attache Intisar Ahmad Sulehry said yesterday.

 "The High Commissioner also discussed the prospects of establishing Pakistan-Sri Lanka COMSATS University and Taxila, Gandhara Civilization Studies Centre."

 Sulehry said that Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner-designate to Pakistan, Noordeen Mohamed Shahied was also present during the meeting.

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