They were warmly welcomed at the Bandaranaike International Airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana, Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Gayantha Karunatilake, and the Deputy Chief of Prime Minister’s Staff Mrs. Rosi Senanayake.
During his stay in Sri Lanka the visiting Prime Minister will hold discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The visit is of special significance in the context of the growing bilateral partnership between the two countries, and in the backdrop of Sri Lanka and Malaysia celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
The Malaysian Prime Minister will be received at the Presidential Secretariat on the morning of 18th December with an official guard of honour and gun salute that will be followed by official bilateral discussions covering a wide range of subjects.
Three MoUs will be signed in Science, Technology and Innovation; Bio-Economy Development Cooperation; and Training for Diplomatic Personnel; and a special stamp and a first day cover will be released to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations in the presence of the two leaders.
During the meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, discussions are scheduled to focus on economic cooperation and trade and investment between the two countries. The Malaysian Prime Minister will participate in a roundtable meeting with Sri Lankan investors and businessmen as well.
The visit of Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak follows the Official Visit of President Maithripala Sirisena to Malaysia in December 2016.