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Prime Minister of New Zealand to visit Sri Lanka

Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 24th to 26th February 2016.

Prime Minister John Key will be received at the Presidential Secretariat on 24 February and accorded a guard of honour, will hold bilateral discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena. The Prime Minister will also hold talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during the visit.

The visit will highlight the strengthening of political and economic ties between the two countries. Prime Minister Key accompanied by a business delegation from New Zealand is expected to address the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce on 25 February. The Prime Minister will inaugurate the opening of the Fonterra Demonstration Farm and Training Centre in Pannala.

During the visit Prime Minister Key will also chair a meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Democrat Union

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Colombo

17 February 2016