Malaysian PM in SL: Extensive discussions pave way enhanced cooperation in several sectors

Malaysian PM in SL: Extensive discussions pave way enhanced cooperation in several sectors

Malaysian PM in SL: Extensive discussions pave way enhanced cooperation in several sectors

Written by Keshala Dias

18 Dec, 2017 | 9:11 pm

Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, who is in Sri Lanka on a three day state visit, met with President Maithripala Sirisena this morning.The bi-lateral meeting was held at the Presidential Secretariat.

The Malaysian PM’s visit coincides with the commemoration of 60 years of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and Sri Lanka.Premier Razak was welcomed with a military guard of honour.

Extensive discussions were held on enhancing co-operation between Malaysia and Sri Lanka in a number of sectors.Attention was drawn during the bi-lateral meeting to a number of areas, including management of Sri Lanka’s airports, the construction of middle class housing, science and technology, bio-technology, education, military training and the sharing of intelligence.

Premier Najib Razak had agreed to build 14,000 middle class housing units in Sri Lanka. Discussions in this regard will be finalised in the coming days.

President Sirisena had also voiced his appreciation for Malaysia’s continued support for Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council.Three Memorandums of Understanding were also signed following the bi-lateral meeting.

The visiting premier is also scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the business community in Sri Lanka.

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