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* Sri Lankan President to arrive in Bahrain Monday
Sun, Apr 27, 2014, 08:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 27, Colombo: The Royal Court of Bahrain has announced that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will arrive in Bahrain Monday (April 28) on an official visit.

During President Rajapaksa's visit King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will hold discussions with the Sri Lankan leader on strengthening and developing cooperation in various fields and reviewing the excellent existing bilateral relations between the two countries, the official Bahrain News Agency reported today.

The two leaders will also discuss the latest regional and international developments.

The Sri Lankan President will accompany a business delegation to the rich Gulf country on his three-day official visit from April 28-30. This is President's first visit to Bahrain.

The Sri Lankan delegation, comprising representatives from 27 Sri Lankan companies in various sectors, aims to explore business opportunities and increase private sector co-operation between the two countries, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has said.

The BCCI said it will hold a B2B session at its premises to enable the Bahraini business community to meet the delegation. BCCI chief executive Nabil Al Rahman Al Mahmoud has invited businessmen to take part in the bilateral meeting to be held on Tuesday.

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