Article published by Ceylon Today on 6th February 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena and President of the Republic of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih held official talks yesterday (5) and examined ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation and people-to-people contacts.

 The two Presidents reaffirmed the deep-rooted friendship, where mutual trust, and respect, recognition of each other’s needs and the desire to support each other underpins the partnership between the two countries.

 The two Leaders also agreed to assert further efforts in strengthening trade, economic and cultural ties and reiterated their commitment to work together to promote regional peace, stability and prosperity...

...In addition to bilateral discussions, a Business Forum was held during the visit in collaboration with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, where leading businessmen from both countries discussed in-depth avenues for enhanced engagement. The business leaders acknowledged the potential in reviving economic ties through closer cooperation and agreed to set up an appropriate mechanism that will promote business, trade and investment cooperation, as well as enhance collaboration between private sector operators.

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