Zardari offers assistance to Sri Lanka in cement

Zardari offers assistance to Sri Lanka in cement
Published: 01 December 2010

Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari Monday offered assistance to Sri Lanka in cement, sugar and dairy industry and urged Pakistani and Sri Lankan businesses to benefit from liberal trade policies of either country, through joint ventures and investment.

Addressing a business forum, comprising leading business personalities and corporate leaders of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, here on the third day of his visit to the island nation in the Indian Ocean, the President said Pakistani investors were keen to explore several new sectors.

The President said after a long and difficult struggle, Sri Lanka had finally overcome militancy and insurgency and said the country was poised for great things, and historic achievements.

He said Sri Lanka was a gateway to billions of people and needed modern infrastructure to get more investment. He said Pakistan has largest reserves of cement raw material and could offer it to Sri Lanka to help build its infrastructure to attract foreign tourists and businessmen.

Source: Associated Press of Pakistan