Japan will provide fullest support for development & reconciliation
process of SL- Japan FM
Foreign Minister of Japan Tharo Kono said that the Government of Japan
is ready to provide its fullest support for the development and
reconciliation process of Sri Lanka.
He made these remarks when he called on President
Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (05), during
his official tour of Sri Lanka.
It is significant that a Foreign Minister of Japan
visiting Sri Lanka after 15 years.
The Foreign Minister further said that already there
is an excellent trade relationship between the two countries and said
that a special delegation will arrive in Sri Lanka at the end of this
month to further explore business and investment opportunities in the
President recalled the historic friendship between Sri
Lanka and Japan and extended his gratitude for the continuous support
given to Sri Lanka as a true friend.
During this meeting, the President specially
appreciated the support given to Sri Lanka in the fields of education,
agriculture, health, cultural as well as for the assistance in
developing the infrastructure facilities of the country.
The President also thanked the government of Japan for
rendering great support in locally as well as internationally during the
past conflict period and extended his special thanks for the warm
welcome he was accorded in Japan when he visited to attend G7 summit.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tilak Marapana, Secretary
to the President Austin Fernando, the Secretary to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Prasad Kariyawasam , Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka,
Kenichi Suganuma and others participated in this meeting.