Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe congratulated the new President of the Maldives Dr. Mohamed Muizzu on assumption of presidency at his inauguration ceremony in Malé, Maldives Friday (17).
The President of Maldives, Dr Muizzu, and President Wickremesinghe held discussions Friday evening in Kurumba Maldives, the President Dr. Muizzu’s office said in a press release.
During this meeting, President Dr Muizzu expressed his gratitude and extended a warm welcome to the President of Sri Lanka for visiting the Maldives to witness the Presidential Inauguration. He said the President Wickremesinghe’s visit demonstrated the close bilateral ties between Maldives and Sri Lanka.
During the meeting, the two leaders shed light on the long-standing bilateral relations between the Maldives and Sri Lanka and discussed ways to further strengthen the relations between both countries.
In this regard, both leaders discussed issues of mutual interest, including education, multiple visa entry for students under 18, and economic recovery efforts.
The Sri Lankan President extended an invitation to President Dr Muizzu to make a state visit to Sri Lanka at his earliest convenience. President Dr Muizzu accepted the invitation.