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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2429

Malaysian PM on a three-day official visit to Sri Lanka

Colombo, 18 December, (

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday morning (17) on a three-day official visit.

The Malaysian Prime Minister, accompanied by a 30-member delegation, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport in a Special Malaysian flight yesterday at 8.35 am.

Prime Minister Najib Razak and his entourage were warmly welcomed at the Bandaranaike International Airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana, Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Gayantha Karunatilake, and the Deputy Chief of Prime Minister’s Staff Mrs. Rosi Senanayake.

He is visiting Sri Lanka on the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena as this year marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Foreign Affairs Ministry has said.

During his stay in Sri Lanka the visiting Prime Minister will hold discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The visit is of special significance in the context of the growing bilateral partnership between the two countries, and in the backdrop of Sri Lanka and Malaysia celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

The Malaysian Prime Minister will be received at the Presidential Secretariat on the morning of 18th December with an official guard of honour and gun salute that will be followed by official bilateral discussions covering a wide range of subjects.

Najib’s trip, which is to reciprocate Sirisena’s visit to Malaysia in December last year, will also be his first official visit as Prime Minister.

During his visit, the Prime Minister will meet Sri Lanka’s business leaders, the Malaysian community and representatives of Malaysian companies in Sri Lanka, including Dialog Axiata and Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd.

Najib and Sirisena will also witness the signing of three memoranda of understanding (MoU).

The Malaysian Prime Minister accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, several ministers and Government officials, including International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican and Malaysia’s Special Envoy on Infrastructure to India and South Asia Tun S. Samy Vellu.

- Asian Tribune -

Malaysian PM on a three-day official visit to Sri Lanka
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