Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka

Taro Kono, newly-appointed foreign minister of Japan, speaks during a news conference at the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his ministers and party officials after a slump in popularity and a humiliating local election defeat. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Taro Kono will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka on 05 January 2018. A visit of a Japanese Foreign Minister takes place after 15 years.

During the visit, Foreign Minister Kono will call on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and hold bilateral discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana.

Japan and Sri Lanka maintain cordial political, economic, trade and investment relations. Japan remains one of the foremost development partners of Sri Lanka.


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