(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Seychelles International Airport this morning (October 8) commencing a two-day official visit on the invitation of Seychelles President Danny Faure.

He was received warmly by Senior Minister Ms Macsuzy Mondon, State Secretary for Cabinet and Public Services, Mohamed Afif, Seychelles High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Conrad Mederic, Sri Lanka High Commissioner in Seychelles, Tikiri Herath Gunathilake and senior officials.

The aim of President’s visit is to increase close cooperation between the two countries in sectors such as tourism, fisheries, health, education and ocean affairs.

President Sirisena is scheduled to meet Seychelles President Danny Faure this afternoon for bilateral; discussions. Two countries are also scheduled to sign Memorandums of Understanding for further expansion of bilateral cooperation.

President Faure visited Sri Lanka in February 2017.

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