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    Sri Lanka and Maldives Sign Three Bilateral Agreements Featured

    June 26, 2014

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa, currently on a state visit to Maldives, and President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom presided over the signing ceremony of three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) yesterday (June 25) at the President’s Office in Malé.  

    The agreement between the health sectors, signed by the Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris and Maldivian Minister of Health and Gender Dr. Mariyam Shakeela, focused on exchanging specialists and trained staff, training of nurses and the provision of consultation services.   

    The second agreement between the Sri Lanka Board of Investment and the Maldivian Economic Development Ministry, aimed at promoting investment promotion between the two countries and was signed by the Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris and Economic Development Minister of Maldives Mr. Mohamed Saeed.  

    Prof. Peiris and Maldivian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ms. Dunya Maumoon signed the agreement on search and rescue. This agreement will facilitate coordination of search and rescue operations in the sea.  

    Minister of Higher Education Mr. S.B. Dissanayake, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, Members of Parliament Mr. A.H.M. Azwar, Mr. Lohan Ratwatta,  Mr. Udith Lokubandara, Mr. Ranjith de Zoysa and Mr. Thenuka Vidanagamage, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne were also present at the signing ceremony.(KH/SI)


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