Indonesian President to arrive in Sri Lanka today

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo is due to arrive in Sri Lanka today (24) on a two day official visit, at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The Indonesian President will be accorded a ceremonial welcome with guard of honor and twenty one gun salute at the Presidential Secretariat on the evening of 24th January, A Foreign Affairs Ministry statement said.

Following the official welcome, the leaders of Indonesia and Sri Lanka will hold official bilateral discussions on a wide range of issues of mutual interest.

Several Memoranda of Understanding are to be inked between the two countries during President Widodo’s visit.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will also have discussions on economic, trade and investment cooperation with President Widodo at a breakfast meeting on 25th January.

Sri Lanka and Indonesia established diplomatic relations 65 years ago, and have been maintaining cordial bilateral relations since then. In 2016, President Maithripala Sirisena undertook a State visit to Indonesia.

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