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Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 15.45 GMT

Leaders of Sri Lanka and Rwanda meet on the Sidelines of CHOGM 2013


Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Rwandan President Paul Kagame met on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 this evening (Nov. 16) at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre (SBMEC).

President Kagame thanked President Rajapaksa and the government for the arrangements that have been put in place for hosting CHOGM. The two leaders continued to discuss matters affecting both their countries.

“We have a good understanding of some of the issues,” President Kagame said while noting that he looks forward to strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

President Rajapaksa invited President Kagame to return to Sri Lanka for an official visit to which the Rwandan President replied by saying that he would be “happy to be back” to get a better understanding of the country.

Several other dignitaries from Rwanda accompanied President Kagame.

Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary of the Minister of External Affairs Mr. Karunatilake Amunugama accompanied President Rajapaksa.





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