President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for Bangladesh today (13) for a three-day state visit on the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
During the visit, President Sirisena will hold bilateral meetings with the Bangladeshi Prime Minister and President. He will also hold bilateral meetings with the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister, Health Minister, Speaker and Opposition Leader.
Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were formally established in 1972.
The President will hold extensive bilateral discussions regarding the ways to strengthen cooperation in the maritime, education, tourism, fisheries and health fields as well as the ways to promote investments between the two countries. During the state visit, the two countries are expected to sign several bilateral agreements in the fields of agriculture, education, diplomat training and immigration and emigration.
The President will also pay special attention to exploring ways to further expand trade and investments between the two countries during his visit.