arrives in Islamabad
08, 2005 -6.00 GMT]
Chandrika Kumaratunga and her high-powered delegation arrived at the
Chaklala Air Force Base near Islamabad on a three-day official visit last
The President was received by her Minister-in-waiting the Federal Minister
of Water and Power Liaquat Jatoi and Sri Lanka's High Commissioner in
Pakistan Gen. Srilal Weerasooriya, followed by a ceremonial welcome of 21
gun-salutes and guard of honour.
President Kumaratunga will start her official engagements today with a
meeting with Foreign Minister Kaurshid Kasuri and Commerce Minister Hamayoon
Akhtar Khan. She will also hold discussions with her host, President Gen
Pervez Musharraf at the President's House in the evening.
She will meet Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Wednesday and is due to address
leading businessmen from both countries tomorrow. This is President
Kumaratunga's second state visit to Pakistan. Her first visit took place in
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Date: February 08, 2005 - 9.00 GMT