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* Japanese Foreign Minister arrives in Sri Lanka on a three-day official visit
Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 10:59 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 13, Colombo: Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, accompanied by a 21 member delegation, arrived in Sri Lanka on Thursday (Dec 12) commencing a three-day official visit from Dec 12th -14th.

The Japanese Foreign Minister is visiting the island with a view to further strengthening the bilateral relationship between Japan and Sri Lanka with the new Government of Sri Lanka, the Japanese Embassy said in a statement.

During his stay in Sri Lanka, the Japanese Foreign Minister is scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Ministry tomorrow.

Mr. Motegi will pay courtesy calls on President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa on December 13th. Foreign Minister Motegi will discuss furthering the bilateral relations, including cooperation towards realizing "Free and Open Indo- Pacific", the Embassy said.

Following the visit to Sri Lanka, Foreign Minister Motegi is scheduled to leave for Madrid, Spain on Saturday where he will attend the 14th ASEM Foreign Minister's meeting.


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