Mar 12, Colombo: Following his official visit to India from March 10-11, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will commence a six-day state visit to Japan from March 12 to 17 on the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
President Sirisena is scheduled to have an Imperial Audience with Japan's Emperor Akihito on 13 March, and on 14 March, he will meet Prime Minister Abe for summit talks.
Following talks, the Japanese Premier will host the Sri Lankan President to a State dinner. The two leaders will discuss matters of mutual interest to deepen cooperation between Sri Lanka and Japan.
During the visit, a loan agreement will be signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to implement a project to improve health and medical services.
President Sirisena will attend a business meeting organized by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), which will be co-hosted by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During the State visit, the President will also meet with the Sri Lankan community in Japan.