Japan commends new govt; pledges to support efforts

Japan commends new govt; pledges to support efforts

Written by Staff Writer

05 Oct, 2015 | 9:22 pm

Today marks day two of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to Japan. PM Ranil Wickremesinghe first met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Fumio Kishida on Mondaymorning.

Speaking at this meeting, the Japanese Foreign Minister pledged to fully support the Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka on establishing a domestic mechanism in the country.

Minister Kishida also commended the new government in its efforts in rebuilding the domestic and international trust, which had fallen apart over the years.

He added that Japan will fully support the Sri Lankan goverment in its efforts to rebuild a nation of good governance.

In response, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Japan plays a vital role in the peace and development of the Asia Pacific region.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe added that Sri Lanka will extend its fullest support to Japan in obtaining membership at the UN Security Council.

Subsequently, the Premier attended a luncheon hosted by the Japan – Sri Lanka Business Corporation Committee which was held at the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo.

During this meeting, Chairman of the Committee, Tadayuki Seki said that Sri Lanka is reaching a fast paced growth in its economy. Speaking further, he said that Japan will provide the required economic assistance for Sri Lanka while improving the cooperation between the two countries.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka is ready to make economic and political reforms in accordance with the constitution of the country.

Thereafter, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held a bilateral meeting with the Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party, Masahiko Komuro.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe also called on the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Japan Taro Aso.

Subsequently, the Premier held bilateral talks with the Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication Sanae Takaishi.

Following these discussionsm a group of Maha Sanga residing there, arrived to the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and cast blessings on the visiting Prime Minister.

Thereafter, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met with a group of Sri Lanka expatriates, where an interactive session was held. During this session, the expatriates presented their issues to the Prime Minister.

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