Islamabad, January 24, 2024, The Europe Today: In a significant diplomatic engagement, President Belt and Road Initiative for Sustainable Development (BRISD) Qaiser Nawab held discussions with H.E. Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne (Retd.), the esteemed High Commissioner of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The meeting, held at the Sri Lankan High Commission in Islamabad, underscored the shared commitment to advancing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for sustainable development, reported by “The Gulf Observer”.
High Commissioner Wijegunaratne expressed admiration for the vision and mission of BRISD, acknowledging the potential benefits it holds for Sri Lanka. He assured his unwavering support in promoting and facilitating the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative within the borders of Sri Lanka.
The High Commissioner also welcomed Mr. Nawab’s commitment to fostering bilateral cooperation, with a specific emphasis on youth-oriented initiatives. Both agreed to explore and enhance avenues of collaboration, particularly through youth exchange programs, aiming to strengthen people-to-people connections between the two nations.
The meeting concluded with a cordial exchange of gifts, symbolizing the goodwill and mutual respect shared between BRISD and Sri Lanka. High Commissioner Wijegunaratne extended an invitation to Mr. Nawab to attend the upcoming national day celebrations in the first week of February, further deepening cultural ties between the two nations.
Furthermore, Mr. Nawab assured his support to promote Sri Lanka’s interests and facilitate cooperative efforts that align with the principles of the Belt and Road Initiative. The discussions highlighted the mutual friendship and dedication of both Pakistan and Sri Lanka to the shared objectives of the Belt and Road Initiative.
This diplomatic interaction marks a pivotal moment in the collaboration between BRISD and Sri Lanka, promising a strengthened partnership that transcends geographical boundaries for sustainable development.