Boost to bilateral cooperation with Sri Lanka

MUSCAT: Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri and his accompanying delegation held key meetings on Tuesday. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, received the delegation which was followed by bilateral discussions.
During the meeting, Dr Al Mantheri conveyed the greetings and wishes for further progress and prosperity of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to Maithripala Sirisena.
During the meeting, they discussed cooperation between the Sultanate and Sri Lanka and means of developing them in various fields. The meeting was attended by the accompanying delegation of Sheikh Sabah, Sultanate’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka and a number of Sri Lankan officials.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also received the delegation led by Dr Al Mantheri.
The Prime Minister highlighted the strong relations of friendship between the two countries and expressed the hope that this visit will contribute to enhancing cooperation between the two countries and expanding its scope.
The State Council Chairman expressed his thanks to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for his warm hospitality and the keenness of the two countries to develop them in economic, political and parliamentary fields to serve their common interests.
During the meeting, they discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them, as well as exchanging views on a number of regional and international issues of common concern. The meeting was attended by the accompanying delegation of the Prime Minister, Sheikh Sabah, Sultanate’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, and Sri Lankan officials.
Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament, also received the State Council Chairman and the accompanying delegation at the Parliament House.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Speaker welcomed the Chairman and members of the State Council delegation on their official visit to Sri Lanka, praising the deep relations between the two friendly countries and expressed his country’s keenness to develop cooperation relations between the Sultanate and Sri Lanka in all fields
Dr Al Mantheri expressed his happiness regarding the visit to Sri Lanka and thanked the hosts for their warm welcome and praised the development and prosperity of the nation in various fields.
During the meeting, they discussed cooperation relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them to serve the common interests of the two countries, especially with regard to the parliamentary aspects. The State Council delegation and Sheikh Sabah, Sultanate’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, attended part of the session of the Sri Lankan Parliament. Following this, they toured the parliament building to experience the facilities and main divisions.
The State Council delegation to Sri Lanka includes Abdullah bin Said al Saifi, Dr Muna Ahmed Saadoon, Dr Said bin Mubarak al Muharrami, Dr Ismail bin Saleh al Aghbari and
Sabah Mohamed al Bahlani among others.