Sri Lanka – Meetings with the minister of foreign affairs hosted by Mr. Ayrault, Mr. Fekl and Mr. Vallini (Paris, June 1 to 3, 2016)

Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will today receive Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, who is conducting a working visit to France from June 1 to 3, 2016.

Mr. Samaraweera will also be recieved by Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, and by André Vallini, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie.

These meetings will provide an opportunity to mark France’s support for the courageous policy of openness and reconciliation pursued by the Sri Lankan authorities since the presidential elections in 2015 and to strengthen our cooperation, notably on the economic front, in order to contribute to the island’s development. Agreements in the areas of cultural heritage, the teaching of French, and development will also be signed.

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