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DFA: Sri Lanka President to visit Philippines on Jan 15-19

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 09:12 PM January 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sisirena will be in the country for a state visit on January 15 to 19, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Thursday.

Sirisena is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on January 16 to discuss “political, economic, cultural, and people engagement,” according to DFA.

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DFA said Sisirena will also visit the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Laguna during his trip in the Philippines.

“The visit of President Sirisena is the first by a Sri Lankan President serving both as Head of State and Government under Sri Lanka’s 1978 Constitution,” DFA added. /kga

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