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Australian FM to visit Sri Lanka this week

17 July 2017 - 51   - 0

Australia's Foreign Affairs minister Julie Bishop is scheduled to visit the country this week to strengthen bilateral, economic and security relations with Srilankan counterparts, Australia's Foreign ministry office said.

She will meet President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake and other ministers to discuss security cooperation and explore new economic opportunities in science, resources and energy.

"President Sirisena and I will announce Australian assistance to combat dengue fever in Sri Lanka and discuss progress on the implementation of Sri Lanka's reconciliation process, which is critical to its long-term security and prosperity," office said.

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