Thai Prime Minister and President Sirisena hold talks and sign deals

President Maithripala Sirisena welcomed the Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Presidential Secretariat this evening.

Discussions between the two sides covered all aspects of bilateral relations, the Foreign Ministry said.

Bilateral talks between President Sirisena and Prime Minister Chan-o-cha were followed by the signing of instruments in strategic economic partnership, technological collaboration, sustainable community development and transfer of offenders.

Prime Minister Chan-o-cha, who arrived in Sri Lanka in this afternoon will have talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tomorrow (Friday).

A significant feature of the visit will be the launch of negotiations for a possible future Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will host the visiting Prime Minister at breakfast followed by discussions focusing on economic cooperation, trade and investments between the two countries.

Reflecting our shared and historical cultural heritage, Prime Minister Chan-o-cha will visit the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, and call on the Most Venerable Mahanayake Theros of the Malwatta and Asgiriya Chapters of the Siam sect. He will also plant a sapling at the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya to mark his visit to Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)

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