PM Imran’s plane to ‘use Indian airspace’ to reach Sri Lanka

By: News Desk      Published: 02:18 AM, 23 Feb, 2021
PM Imran’s plane to ‘use Indian airspace’ to reach Sri Lanka
Prime Minister Imran Khan visiting Sri Lanka on the invitation of his Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa.–File photo

Delhi has accepted Islamabad’s request to let Prime Minister Imran Khan’s plane use Indian airspace to reach Sri Lanka, it has been learnt reliably.

According to diplomatic and aviation sources, the authorities of the two states set the formalities.

PM Imran Khan is leaving for Sri Lanka on the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa.

This will be his first visit to Sri Lanka after assuming office.

He will reach Bandaranaike International Airport at 4pm today (Feb 23), according to the schedule released on Monday.

It added Sri Lankan PM will welcome the Pakistani premier who will meet the top leadership and key persons on the first day of his tour.

On Wednesday, PM Imran is participating in a joint trade and investment conference aimed at promoting trade and investment between the two countries.

A number of MoUs to enhance bilateral cooperation will be signed during the visit.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have maintained close, cordial and mutually supportive relations since 1948.

The two countries share the commonality of views on a wide range of international and regional issues. Both sides also work closely at the international and regional forums including the United Nations and Saarc.