President on a State visit to Japan

President on a State visit to Japan

President on a State visit to Japan

Written by Hansi Sandeepika

12 Mar, 2018 | 11:45 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – President Maithripala Sirisena has left to Japan on a State visit today (12th March).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs source confirms that President Sirisena undertook this official visit at the invitation of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The President is scheduled to visit His Majesty, Emperor Akihito on the 13th March. Later on, the 14th March, he will meet Prime Minister Abe. Following the meeting, 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 the two countries. They are scheduled to sign a Yen Loan Agreement as well as an agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The purpose of the latter is to implement a Health and Medical Service Improvement Project.

During his official visit in Japan, President Sirisena will also 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.

The President is due to conclude his visit on the 17th March.

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