Japanese PM lays foundation stone for new building at Bandaranaike Airport (Video)

Japanese PM lays foundation stone for new building at Bandaranaike Airport (Video)

Written by News 1st

07 Sep, 2014 | 10:58 pm

A Japanese delegation led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday.

This is the first time in twenty four years that a Japanese Head of State is visiting the country.

The Japanese Prime Minister who arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport on a special Japanese flight, was treated to a red carpet welcome amid much grandeur. Subsequently Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed the Visitors’ Book at the VIP lounge.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also laid the foundation stone for a two-storey terminal building that is being constructed at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

The Japanese Prime Minister and his wife Akei Abe, were welcomed at the Presidential Secretariat by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Board of Investment and Mizuho Bank of Japan, parallel to the Prime Minister’s visit n Sunday. The MoU was signed by the President and CEO of Mizuho Bank Nobuhide Hayashi and the Chairman of the BOI, Dr. Lakshman Jayaweera.

Minister of Investment Promotion, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene was also present at the occasion.

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