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* Sri Lankan President to undertake state visit to Bangladesh
Wed, Jul 12, 2017, 06:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for Dhaka tomorrow (July 13) on a three-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina.

During his visit, the President will hold talks with the Bangladeshi Prime Minister and the President, Abdul Hamid while the Bangladesh Foreign Minister, Health Minister, the Speaker and the Opposition Leader will also meet the Sri Lankan President for discussions.

This is President Sirisena's first official visit to Bangladesh since he was elected to office in 2015.

The President will hold extensive bilateral discussions regarding the ways to strengthen the cooperation in the fields of the maritime, education, tourism, fisheries and health as well as the ways to promote investments between the two countries. Discussions will be held with regard to enhancing Bangladesh investment in Sri Lanka.

During the state visit, the two countries are expected to sign several bilateral agreements in the fields of agriculture, education, training of diplomats and Immigration & Emigration.

The President will pay special attention to explore the ways to further expansion of trade and investments between the two countries. Bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh currently stands around 142 million dollars a year.

Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were formally established in 1972.

 


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