PM will not meet with the Pope during visit to Italy – FM

PM will not meet with the Pope during visit to Italy – FM

PM will not meet with the Pope during visit to Italy – FM

Written by Zulfick Farzan

08 Sep, 2021 | 5:58 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday (8) said the Prime Minister has not requested nor has he received an invitation to visit the Vatican for an audience with His Holiness, the Pope.

It said that the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister will shortly make a visit to Bologna, Italy, to participate in an international event which is to be graced by the Prime Minister of Italy and other dignitaries from Italy and other European countries.

The Foreign Minister, at his briefing conducted on Monday 6th September, clearly described the purpose of the scheduled visit.

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the opening session of the international symposium which will be held in one of Europe’s oldest seats of learning, the University of Bologna.

 

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