Sri Lanka and Thailand sign MoU

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 Signing of the MoU

Thai-Dep-PM-1Minister of Tourism Development John Amaratunga greets Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak while Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera looks on

Sri Lanka and Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding on technical cooperation and a joint action program for the implementation of the MOU on bilateral cooperation in the area of tourism at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (9).

Minister of Tourism Development, Lands and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga signed the agreement on behalf of Sri Lanka in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Economic Affairs of Thailand Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak. 

The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand who arrived in the island on 8 March is on a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka. The visit is a follow up to President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to Thailand last November.

During his stay the Thai Deputy Prime Minister will pay courtesy calls on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He is also scheduled to visit places of Buddhist worship and heritage sites including the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, Kandy and Anuradhapura with a view to promoting Buddhist tourism among Thai nationals.