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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2428

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka

Colombo, 22 January, (Asiantribune.com):

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka today on a three-day official visit at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Prime Minister Lee arrived with a delegation of 35 members. He was welcomed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake.

Sigapore PM will be received at the Presidential Secretariat on the morning of January 23 with an official Guard of Honour and gun salute that will be followed by official bilateral discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena.

A Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Singapore will be signed following bilateral talks, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

During the visit, Prime Minister Lee will also meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and discuss economic, trade and investment cooperation between the two countries.

The visiting Prime Minister is scheduled to attend a Business Forum in which leading businesspersons and investors from both Singapore and Sri Lanka will be present.

Sri Lanka and Singapore established diplomatic relations in 1979 and enjoy a strong and robust bilateral relationship that has been built on mutual understanding, respect and people-to-people contacts. An official visit of a Singaporean Prime Minister to Sri Lanka takes place after 13 years.

- Asian Tribune -

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