President leaves for Germany


President maitripala sirisena left for an official visit to Germany today.

It is expected that the president aims to further strengthen the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries during the tour.

on February 17th A special ceremony will be held under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to welcome the President and will accord a Guard of Honour.

President Sirisena is scheduled to visit the German Parliament and to meet the representatives of the German Parliament.

Subsequent to that the President is expected to hold bilateral discussions with the German Foreign Minister.

following the 2-day visit to Germany, the President will leave for Austria on February 19th.

The President of Austria, Heinz Fischer will warmly welcome the President with State honour upon his arrival and the President is expected to meet high level Austrian delegation including the Austrian President.

During the visit to Austria the President is also scheduled to meet Austrian business community.

The tour aim to further collaboration and strengthen the relations between the two countries.