Sri Lanka and Malaysia to take stock of bilateral relations

Sri Lanka and Malaysia are to take stock of bilateral relations between both countries.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana will undertake a working visit to Malaysia today, the AFP news agency reported.

In a statement, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said the Minister would be accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka.

“This will be Tilak’s inaugural visit to Malaysia since assuming his post in August 2017,” it said.

Wisma Putra said during the visit, Tilak is scheduled to pay courtesy calls on Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

The ministry said the visit would allow both Malaysia and Sri Lanka to take stock of bilateral relations and explore other possible areas of collaboration.

“It will also be an opportunity for both sides to exchange views on a range of global and regional issues of common concern.

“Both the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia and Sri Lanka are scheduled to establish the Malaysia-Sri Lanka Bilateral Consultations through Exchange of Notes,” it added.

The ministry said Malaysia was optimistic that this visit would provide a new impetus to the bilateral cooperation that would cement and elevate Malaysia-Sri Lanka relations to greater heights.


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