President Sirisena continues three day visit in Germany
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 8:11
President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a three-day state visit to Germany, met the German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the German Federal Chancellery in Berlin yesterday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the Sri Lankan President with a Guard of Honor at a special ceremony held at the Chancellery.
Subsequently, the Chancellor Merkel and President Sirisena held bilateral discussions.
The discussion focused on strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, especially focusing on promoting the economic and trade activities.
During discussions German Chancellor has assured to send a high level business delegation including the Economic Affairs Minister of Germany to explore opportunities to improve economic investments and trade relations between Germany and Sri Lanka.
President Sirisena briefed about the issue of the kidney disease in Sri Lanka and sought assistance over the kidney disease prevention activities.
The Chancellor agreed to extend the assistance for research on the issue and assured assistance for purification of water.