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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2673

Sri Lanka President To Visit South Korea

Colombo, 23 November, (

Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, will make a state visit to Korea on 28th of November, to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

"The two leaders will evaluate the past forty years of bilateral relations and discuss ways to increase practical cooperation in various areas, both bilaterally and multilaterally."

According to the Blue House, the executive office and official residence of the South Korean head of state, Sri Lankan President Sirisena's three-day state visit will reflect the administration's 'New Southern Policy,' which aims at expanding Korea's diplomatic horizon.

The Sri Lankan leader would be the third state guest to visit the country since President Moon Jae-in took office in May.

On 29 November, President Moon is scheduled to meet President Sirisena for summit talks, and host the Sri Lankan President to a state dinner. The two Heads of State will discuss matters of mutual interest to deepen cooperation between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea.

Agreements on Economic Cooperation, Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) and cultural cooperation, as well as MOUs on investment cooperation and the Employment Permit System (EPS) are to be signed between the two Governments during the visit.

President Sirisena is also scheduled to attend a business luncheon co-hosted by the four major Korean Business Associations, and meet with the Sri Lankan community in the Republic of Korea.

- Asian Tribune-

Sri Lanka President To Visit South Korea
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