French President Emmanuel Macron to undertake a visit to Sri Lanka

French President Emmanuel Macron will undertake a visit to Sri Lanka on 28 July 2023 following the visit to the South Pacific region. This historic visit is the first ever by a French President to the country.

The official discussion between the two Heads of State will centre on strengthening bilateral relations in the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Sri Lanka. The discussion will also focus on an exchange of views on global, economic and political affairs.

The French President will be accompanied by French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna and a high–level delegation comprising senior officials of the French Government.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, HAYASHI Yoshimasa will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 28-29 July 2023.

During the visit, the Japanese Foreign Minister is scheduled to have official discussions with Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry at the Ministry and pay courtesy calls on President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan HAYASHI Yoshimasa will be accompanied by Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator MURAKAMI Manabu, Director General Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs ARIMA Yutaka, Director General International Cooperation ENDO Kazuya, Deputy Press Secretary OKANO Yukiko from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan and a 22 – member delegation consisting of officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

The delegation will also visit one of the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) sites in Sri Lanka.

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