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Pakistan's new PM assures Sri Lanka of continued support

Pakistan's new prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi assured the Sri Lankan president, Maithripala Sirisena of his country's continued support on Tuesday at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. 

"Pakistan will commit to take the economic and trade relationship between the two countries to a stronger level through new a new approach," Mr Abbasi was quoted by Colombo Page as saying. 

Thanking Mr Abbasi for his country's support at the UN Human Rights Council, Mr Sirisena described Pakistan as a "true friend during a period of conflict in the country".