PMD contradicts Pakistan HC statement

The President’s Media Division(PMD) responded today to a press statement published yesterday(21) by the Pakistan High Commission.

The full text of the PMD statement is reproduced below,

The attention of President’s Media Division has been drawn to a media
release issued by the Pakistan High Commission on the High Commissioner’s
meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena on 20 August.

The President’s Media Division wishes to state that the said meeting took
place on the request of the High Commissioner of Pakistan and during which
he briefed the President about the recent developments with regard to
India’s abrogation of Section 370 and annulling of Article 35A of the
Constitution of India.

The President gave a careful hearing to the Pakistan High Commissioner’s
views and stated that both India and Pakistan have excellent friendly
relations with Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka’s interest is to see the growth of
regional cooperation and friendship. The President did not make any other
comment on the issues pertaining to India and Pakistan.

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