As part of a crucial diplomatic mission, Japanese legislator Minister Hayashi arrives in Sri Lanka for a significant two-day official visit. During his stay, Minister Hayashi is set to hold pivotal discussions on bolstering bilateral relations with prominent Sri Lankan figures, including President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, and his counterpart, Ali Sabry.
Accompanying Minister Hayashi on this high-profile journey are several distinguished officials from the Japanese Foreign Ministry. Among them are Murakami Manabu, the Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator; Arima Yutaka, the Director General of Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs; Endo Kazuya, the Director General of International Cooperation; and Okano Yukiko, the Deputy Press Secretary. The Japanese delegation, totaling 22 members, comprises other esteemed officials from the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
Beyond the crucial talks, the delegation will also seize the opportunity to visit one of the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) sites in Sri Lanka. This visit underscores Japan’s commitment to exploring avenues of development cooperation between the two nations.
The visit holds the promise of fostering stronger ties and facilitating future collaborations between Japan and Sri Lanka in various realms of mutual interest.