Japan extends fullest support to reconciliation process in Sri Lanka

Japan today extended its fullest support to the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka.

Visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Tharo Kono said that the Government of Japan is ready to provide its fullest support for the development and reconciliation process.

He made these remarks when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today during his official tour of Sri Lanka.

A Foreign Minister of Japan is visiting Sri Lanka after 15 years.

The Foreign Minister said that there is an excellent trade relationship between the two countries and that a special delegation will arrive in Sri Lanka at the end of this month to further explore business and investment opportunities in the country.

The President recalled the historic friendship between Sri Lanka and Japan and extended his gratitude for the continuous support given to Sri Lanka as a true friend.

During this meeting, the President also appreciated the support given to Sri Lanka in the fields of education, agriculture, health, cultural as well as for the assistance in developing the infrastructure facilities in the country.

The President also thanked the Government of Japan for rendering great support in locally as well as internationally during the conflict period and extended his special thanks for the warm welcome he was accorded in Japan when he visited to attend G7 summit. (Colombo Gazette)