President arrives in Islamabad
[February 08, 2005 -6.00 GMT] 

President Chandrika Kumaratunga and her high-powered delegation arrived at the Chaklala Air Force Base near Islamabad on a three-day official visit last night.

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 1997.










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Last Updated Date: February 08, 2005 - 9.00 GMT


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