Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that Sri Lanka is pleased over Pakistan’s economic progress and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

He said this on Wednesday during a meeting with Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair upon his arrival at VVIP lounge of Jinnah International Airport Karachi, said an official statement issued by the Governor House.

Earlier, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair along with Chief Secretary Sindh Rizwan Memon, IGP Sindh AD Khawaja received the Sri Lankan President on his arrival. Sri Lankan High Commissioner was also present on the occasion.

Governor Zubair said that Sri Lankan President’s arrival to participate in the Pakistan Day ceremony is a good sign and a manifestation of close bilateral ties.

He said that Sri Lanka is a close friend of Pakistan, adding that both countries are enjoying good relations. He said that the visit of Sri Lankan President will further strengthen the ties between countries.