Japanese Vice Foreign Minister due in Colombo

[July 31, 2003 - 7.00 GMT] 

Tetsuro Yano, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs in Japan will be in Sri Lanka on a two-day visit from 3rd to 4th August. Mr. Yano is a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and a member of the House of Councillors.

During his short visit to the island, Mr.Yano will meet with Government leaders and exchange views on the peace process in Sri Lanka. He is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando and Economic Reforms Minister Milinda Moragoda.

The Japanese Minister is scheduled to sign an agreement offering Japanese assistance for the “Matara Water Supply Scheme”. He is also scheduled to travel to Jaffna where he is expected to make a statement regarding the peace process in Sri Lanka.

The Visiting Minister will also witness the historic “Peace Games 2003” at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo on August 03.









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Last Updated Date: July 31, 2003  -7.00 GMT.


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