Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker begins Vietnam visit

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has started his official visit to Vietnam on April 23.

The five-day visit is made at the invitation of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, to Vietnam News Agency said.

The Vietnamese political leader met with her Sri Lankan counterpart on the sidelines of the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-138) in Geneva, Switzerland, last month.

Vietnam and Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations in 1970. The two countries are targeting 1 billion USD in two-way trade by 2020.

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