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The President meets his Filipino counterpart.

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By ITN News Editor January 16, 2019 19:01

The President meets his Filipino counterpart.

President Maithripala Sirisena called on President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte today. Six MOUs were signed between the two countries during the President’s visit to the Philippines.
It is the first time a Sri Lankan Head of State will undertake an official visit to the Philippines, during the period of 58 year diplomatic relationship. The President who arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila was warmly received by a special delegation, including the Trade and Investment Minister of Philippines.
During his visit to Philippines, the President is expected to further strengthen the political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries. Commencing the state visit, the President paid floral tribute to the Philippines’s National War Heroes Monument. Later, President Sirisena held bilateral discussions with the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacanang Palace.
President Sirisena also scheduled to visit the Asian Development Bank Headquarters in Manila and the International Rice Research Institute in Los Banos and the President will hold bilateral discussions with the President of the Asian Development Bank Takehiko Nakao.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 16, 2019 19:01
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