Sweden’s Foreign Affairs Minister to arrive in Sri Lanka

Sweden’s Foreign Affairs Minister to arrive in Sri Lanka

Sweden’s Foreign Affairs Minister to arrive in Sri Lanka

Written by Tharushan Fernando

23 Apr, 2016 | 9:04 pm

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka on Sunday at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish Minister Wallström will hold official bilateral discussions with Minister Samaraweera at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday morning.

During the visit, Minister Wallström is expected to call on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and also meet with the Speaker of Parliament.

A seven-member trade delegation comprising leading Swedish companies will be accompanying the Swedish Foreign Minister to Sri Lanka.The Foreign Minister of Sweden is scheduled to visit Jaffna where she will meet the Governor and Chief Minister of the Northern Province and the District Secretary of Jaffna.

She will also meet with civil society, visit an IDP Welfare Camp and visit the Maravanpulo SDC Housing Project.The visit is expected to contribute towards renewing relations between the two countries and enhance opportunities for trade cooperation.

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