German - Sri lanka leaders pow wow today


President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Berlin yesterday for a three-day official visit to Germany, the first time a Sri Lankan head of state has visited in 43 years.

Ambassador Jurgen Christian Mertens, Chief of Protocol at the Federal Foreign Office welcomed the President at the Airport.

President sirisena will be looking to strengthen relations between the two countries and explore new avenues for cooperation with Germany which happens to be one of the most economically powerful states in Europe.

the President will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel today for discussions.

President Sirisena will also be meeting with two very important Ministers of the Federal Government - Minister for Economic Corporation and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The foundation for further strengthening economic and cultural relations will be the main focus of the presidents visit, which also aims to greatly improve sri lanka's commerce with Germany.

The President will address the German Business Council for Industries on the 18th February.

President Sirisena will open the Sri Lankan-German Business Forum and shed light on recent economic developments and new business opportunities in Sri Lanka.