Sri Lanka and Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on technical cooperation and a joint action programme for the implementation of the MoU on bilateral cooperation in the area of tourism, at the Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday.
Tourism Development, Lands and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga signed the agreement on behalf of Sri Lanka in the presence of Thailand Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Economic Affairs Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak.
The Thailand Deputy Prime Minister, who arrived in the island on March 8, is on a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka. The visit is a follow up to President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to Thailand last November.
During his stay, the Thai Deputy Prime Minister will pay courtesy calls on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
He is also scheduled to visit places of Buddhist worship and heritage sites including the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, Kandy and Anuradhapura with a view to promoting Buddhist tourism among Thai nationals.