ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will hold talks with Japanese investors during a two-day visit to Japan that began Monday aimed at strengthening the long standing bilateral relations between the two countries.
Sirisena will participate in a special business and investment conference during his visit, a statement from his office said.
The President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and representatives of organizations such as Japan Business Council (JBC) and Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC) are scheduled to hold discussions with Sirisena.
Japanese investors have shown increased interest in the island with the end of the 30-year civil war.
Sirisena’s commenced his visit to Japan after concluding a two day official visit to India.
During this visit, the President is scheduled to meet Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. The official welcome ceremony for President Sirisena will be held at the Japan’s Prime Minister’s Office on 14th.
Later, Sirisena will hold bilateral discussions with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and during this meeting attention will be paid to further strengthen the trade and cultural ties between the two countries, the statement said.
President Sirisena is also expected to participate in a tour of observation of a modern waste management centre.
Ministers Tilak Marapana and Nimal Siripala de Silva, Members of Parliament and officials are accompanying the president in this tour.
(COLOMBO, March 12, 2018)