Pakistan and Sri Lanka have reached a broad consensus on ways and means to further strengthen their bilateral cooperation in a comprehensive manner and on their common endeavours for promoting peace and security in the region and world. This broad consensus was reached during the two-day February 10-11 state visit to Pakistan of President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka on the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari. The talks between the leaders of Sri Lanka and Pakistan were held in a friendly and cordial atmosphere and were marked by full trust and complete understanding, a joint statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here on Saturday said. “President Mahinda Rajapaksa was accorded a warm welcome. He held talks with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.”