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Special Envoy of President of Maldives hands over Financial assistance to Sri Lanka

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Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ravi Karunanayake, met with Special Envoy of the President of Maldives Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives today (31.05.2017), at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The two Ministers discussed several issues of importance relevant to bilateral relations of the two countries.

The Special Envoy condoled with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka over the recent devastating floods in Sri Lanka which caused a number of deaths and a massive damage to property. A cheque of US $ 25,000.00 was handed over as donation from the Government of Maldives, offering solidarity at the hour of need by a friendly neighbour.

The Ministers also discussed a number of matters related to economic, health, education and fisheries sectors. The importance of having the Sri Lanka-Maldives Joint Commission meetings regularly was also highlighted.

Special Envoy, Foreign Minister Dr. Asim of the President of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives was accompanied by the Ambassador of Maldives in Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Ms. Zahiya Zareer, Ms. Aminath Abdulla Didi, Permanent Secretary and Ms. Khadheeja Najeeha, Minister Counsellor.

Mr. M.A.K. Girihagama, Director General/ South Asia and SAARC and Mrs. Prabashini Ponnamperuma, Director/ South Asia & SAARC were also present at the meeting.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Colombo

31st May 2017