Oct 08, Victoria: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena commenced a two-day state visit to Seychelles on the invitation of the President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, to further strengthen relations between the two island nations.
President Sirisena, who arrived at the Seychelles International Airport on early Monday morning, was warmly received by Senior Minister Ms Macsuzy Mondon.
Secretary of State for Cabinet Affairs, Mr Mohammed Afif, Seychelles, Head of Seychelles Embassy services and Russian Ambassador to Seychelles Vladimir Belous, Seychelles High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Conrad Mederic, and Sri Lankan high Commissioner to Seychelles Tikiri Herath Gunathilaka also were present at the airport to welcome the President.
The President's visit is aimed at gaining new benefits to Sri Lanka by further enhancing the bilateral relations between the two countries in health, education, tourism, fisheries and maritime security sectors.
The meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and Seychelles President Danny Faure will take place this afternoon. The talks are expected to concentrate on health, education, tourism, environment, fisheries, maritime security and the Indian Ocean Commission amongst others.
During the meeting, several MoUs to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries will be signed.