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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2644

President Rajapaksa Arrives in Shanghai

Sanghai, 20 May, (Asiantribune.com):

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Shanghai, China, this morning, beginning a visit during which he will attend the 4th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

The President was welcomed at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai by Deputy Secretary-General of Shanghai Municipal Government Mr. Huang Rong, Executive Vice President of Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (SPAFFC) Mr. Wang Xiaoshu and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in China Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda.

President Rajapaksa will attend the 4th CICA Summit tomorrow (May 21) and is expected to address the gathering. In addition to participating in the Conference, the President will also hold several bilateral discussions with heads of state who are also in the country for the CICA Summit.

Later this evening, President Rajapaksa will attend the welcome banquet and evening performance being hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, President’s Chief of Staff Mr. Gamini Senarath, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in China Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda and Lt. Yoshitha Rajapaksa are accompanying the President.

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in China this morning. The President was welcomed at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai by Deputy Secretary-General of Shanghai Municipal Government Mr. Huang Rong, Executive Vice President of Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (SPAFFC) Mr. Wang Xiaoshu and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in China Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda. (Pix Sudath Silva)
A Chinese child presents a bouquet of flowers to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to welcome him to China as he began his visit during which the President will attend the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Chief of Staff Mr. Gamini Senarath, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in China Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda and Lt. Yoshitha Rajapaksa are also pictured.
A Chinese child greets President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai as Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Chief of Staff Mr. Gamini Senarath, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in China Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda and Lt. Yoshitha Rajapaksa look on.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is in China to attend the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
President Mahinda Rajapaksa greets the staff members of the Sri Lankan Embassy in China upon his arrival in Shanghai.
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