Pakistan’s priorities have shifted: Qureshi

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Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that country has “shifted its geo-political priorities into geo-economic priorities”,

He was speaking about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Sri Lanka while briefing the media about the premier’s maiden visit to Colombo.

Qureshi said that Pakistan has offered a credit line of $15 million to Sri Lanka for defence and security cooperation to “end the menace of terrorism [which is] of equal importance to both” countries, Dawn newspaper reported.

Furthermore, the government has also decided to offer scholarships to 100 Sri Lankan students in the top medical institutes in Pakistan, he said.

Qureshi assured that Pakistan stood by Sri Lanka in the fight against terrorism especially when the latter was “in trouble and terrorism [there] was at its peak”. “They share credit [of defeating terrorism] with Pakistan,” Qureshi said in a conversation with reporters.

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