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Thailand to assist Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector

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The Thai Government says that it is expecting to assist in the development of Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector through many new programs.

This was revealed to the President by Thai Ambassador to Sri Lanka Chulamanee Chartsuwan when she met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence on 21 January.

The Thai Ambassador further said that this cooperation will be implemented in the future with the introduction of programs on using modern technology for the agricultural sector, including the introduction of post harvest technology and getting water through artificial rainfall.

The Ambassador also specially noted that this assistance will be provided to Sri Lanka under the guidance of the King of Thailand, symbolising the friendly relationship established with the Government of Thailand by President Sirisena.

The President visited to Thailand in November 2015 on an invitation extended by the Thai Government to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Later, President Sirisena made a four-day official visit to Thailand to attend the Asia Dialogue Cooperation Summit and one month later, the President again visited Thailand to pay his last respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Furthermore, the President took steps to send a special representative of the Government of Sri Lanka to Thailand to participate at  the funeral ceremony for the Thailand’s late King.

In recognition of this friendship, the present King of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn has made arrangements to expand the projects started by late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Sri Lanka.

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