COLOMBO, Sri Lanka/ ISLAMABAD, Pakistan 

Pakistan on Monday extended an invitation to newly elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit the country.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is visiting Colombo, handed over a formal invitation to Rajapaksa at the latter’s office.

Qureshi arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday night on a two-day official visit.

“During the presidency of Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, the ties between our countries were at a high level. Both our countries have always enjoyed excellent relations, and we have always helped each other,” he told reporters soon after his arrival, referring to the elder

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