Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka – South Africa to strengthen bilateral relationship based on economic cooperation and investment

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Sri Lanka for a short visit yesterday (16) after attending the G20 Summit. He met with President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Katunayake Air Force base for discussions on bilateral issues.

The discussions were focused on further strengthening the bilateral relationship aiming at economic cooperation and investment, expanding tourism in Sri Lanka, and receiving South African assistance, guidance and counseling in setting up a credible truth-seeking mechanism to achieve a lasting reconciliation amongst communities.

The two state leaders exchanged mementoes.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry, President’s Secretary Mr. Saman Ekanayake, Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of Staff to the President Sagala Ratnayake and senior officials from both countries were present on the occasion.