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* Maldives President arrives in Sri Lanka on a three-day state visit
Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 08:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 03, Colombo: The President of the Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday morning, on a State Visit made on the invitation of the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena.

President Solih, accompanied by First Lady Fazna Ahmed and a high level delegation of the Maldives' government and will partake in the 71st Independence Day celebrations of Sri Lanka as the Guest of Honor, President's Office said in a press release.

The President, First Lady and the delegation of Maldives government was received at the Airport by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

During the three-day visit, President Solih will hold one-to-one deliberations with President Maithripala Sirisena on charting the course for future Maldives-Sri Lanka bilateral ties.

An official Welcoming Ceremony will be held at the Presidential Secretariat. President Maithripala Sirisena will host President Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed for a State Luncheon.

As part of the State Visit, the President will meet the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and other senior officials of Sri Lanka government. In addition, The President will also meet the Maldivian community residing in Sri Lanka.


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