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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2707

Mhinda Rajapaksa arrives completing successful state visits to two African nations

Colombo, 02 July, (

President Mahinda Rajapaksa successfully completed his state visits to Tanzania and Seychelles yesterday (July 01) evening and returned to Sri Lanka from Victoria, Seychelles early in the morning today.

Sri Lanka President was on a three day state visit to Tanzania followed by a two day visit to Seychelles.

Sri Lanka Government is on the move to strengthen diplomatic ties with several African countries.
In Seychelles, Country’s President James Michel gave Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa an official sendoff at the airport during the departure ceremony.

Sri Lanka and Seychelles signed three agreements. The agreements signed were MOU on vocational training and youth development and MOU on defense cooperation between the two countries.

Sri Lanka also signed an Air services agreement with Seychelles.The establishment of air links will be a catalyst for further strengthening the economic partnership between the two countries.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to Tanzania has laid a solid foundation to further enhance cooperation in all sectors between Sri Lanka and the African Continent, Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete said.

In the recent past he also visited Uganda. During this visit Sri Lanka entered into several bilateral agreements with both the countries.

- Asian Tribune –

Seychelles President James Michel is seen here with President Rajapaksa at the airport during the departure ceremony. Pix Sudath Silva
Along with Seychelles President James Michel, the country’s Cabinet of Ministers and many other high-level officials attended the departure ceremony to bid farewell to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the conclusion of his state visit to the island nation.
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