Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a State visit to New Zealand from 1 to 3 October at the invitation of his New Zealand counterpart Prime Minister John Key.
During his visit, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will hold discussions on investment opportunities and improving trade ties between the two countries.
Wickremesinghe and his delegation will be formally welcomed in a ceremony at Government House in Auckland on 1 October, followed by bilateral talks. They will also attend a range of official, business and community events in Auckland, Waikato and Wellington.
“This will be the first time a Sri Lankan Prime Minister has undertaken a bilateral visit to New Zealand, and is an important step in the growing relationship between our two countries,” Prime Minster Key said.
The Prime Minister’s wife Prof. Maithree Wickremesinge, Ministers Sagala Ratnayake, Harin Fernando, Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva, Secretary to Premier Saman Ekanayake and Senior Advisor Charitha Rattwatte are among persons accompanying the Prime Minister.