President to visit South Korea next week

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President Maithripala Sirisena would visit South Korea next week on a state visit in line with the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday.

According to the Korea Herald, President Sirisena would visit Korea on Tuesday on a three-day visit that will include a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

"The two leaders will discuss ways to increase the countries' practical cooperation in various areas, including in the international community," Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Park Soo-hyun has told a news briefing.

He said they will also hold frank discussions on ways to enhance the friendly relationship between the governments and people of the two countries.

"We expect President Sirisena's visit to South Korea will help realize the country's New South Policy by helping to expand the area of our foreign policy to Southwest Asia following President Moon's trip to Southeast Asia," Park said.

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  • FDI Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:32 PM

    please speak to business community there and try to bring Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Encourage them to set up automobile manufacturing facility here.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:41 PM

    The country is in a very bad state financially and such foreign trips need to be curtailed unless it is extremely essential. Today with teleconferencing and availability of diplomatic offices in capitals, it is a total waste of resources to gallivant to another nation on simple pretexts of anniversaries and whatnot.

    concern Wednesday, 22 November 2017 08:02 PM

    Very true.However they need to visit the kovil for their blessings.What a waste of tax payers money

    RD Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:44 PM

    Hope he wont say anything against NK or its leader. SK may want him to explain on what things SL impose trade embargo against NK's goods.

    ANTON Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:48 PM

    SOON , RANIL AND MAITHREE WILL THINK SRILANKA AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY FOR THEM.

    Buwa Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:51 PM

    Good to see at-least they are enjoying their lives.

    ANTON Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:54 PM

    FORTUNATELY, OUR COUNTRY IS NOT LIKE ZIMBABWE..... OTHERWISE BOTH WILL HAVE TO RETURN AS FORMER SRILANKAN LEADERS.

    ceylon Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:53 PM

    without just visitsee how south korea developed such fast during very short period.lanka was richer than korea during 1950s. via DM Android App

    Sanath Wednesday, 22 November 2017 02:00 PM

    He is roaming the globe and taking max advantage during his tenure. Wonder what benefir the country had derived from all his previous such visits made. Is there any evaluation done?!

    dhilak Wednesday, 22 November 2017 02:40 PM

    Enjoy as long as in the power and there will be no more chance again.

    PUMAL Wednesday, 22 November 2017 02:55 PM

    only foreign trips our roads are in a mess

    Don Juan Wednesday, 22 November 2017 04:26 PM

    When He is going to India again?

    ANTON Wednesday, 22 November 2017 04:55 PM

    I THINK HE HAS NOT SEEN SOUTH OF HIS OWN COUNTRY IN AGES.

    Mason Wednesday, 22 November 2017 06:14 PM

    There he goes again. He has got a wander lust. When he is back the PM leave for another Jaunta.

    Herath Wednesday, 22 November 2017 06:17 PM

    In the 1950s South Korea was a backward country much poorer than Sri Lanka.They changed it around by introducing a unique education policy where the focus was placed on training Scientists and Mathematicians while the rest of the third world trained doctors and engineers.

    Lanki Wednesday, 22 November 2017 07:49 PM

    Is he running away because the local govt elections are now up in the air due to SLFP surrogates filing action in the courts is now successful?

    lanka Thursday, 23 November 2017 03:42 PM

    Stop globe trotting with tax payers money and do some work! Dissolve the current 'yahapalanaya' government and have a general election.

    ceylon Thursday, 23 November 2017 04:11 PM

    some one nearby him make him -kichi - because he dont know smile.his smileless face allways showing he is the looser. via DM Android App


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