Sri Lanka President to visit Seychelles next week

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena will be arriving in Seychelles next week on his first State Visit from 8th to 10th October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles said in a release today.

President Sirisena will be accompanied by his wife Mrs. Jayanthi Sirisena and a high level delegation.

President Sirisena will be visiting Seychelles on an invitation extended to him by President Danny Faure in March last year, during President Faure’s working visit to Sri Lanka.

President Sirisena and President Faure are expected to have bilateral discussions on various areas of cooperation between the two countries.

The talks are expected to concentrate on health, education, tourism, environment, fisheries, maritime security and the Indian Ocean Commission amongst others.

Tomorrow, marks exactly 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries and this visit is likely to pave the way to further cooperation between the two Indian Ocean neighbors, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Seychelles and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations on 3rd October 1988.

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