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Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 5.00 GMT

President leaves for Middle East

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa left for Middle East for a official visit on January 04th.

The first stop for the President will be the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan where he will meet with the King of Jordan His Majesty King Abdulla II Ibn Al Hussein.

President Rajapaksa will then travel to Palestine for a two-day state visit and there he will hold bilateral discussions with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

While in Palestine, President Rajapaksa is also expected to lay a wreath at the mausoleum of former President Yasser Arafat, meet with members of the Sri Lanka Palestine Friendship Association and visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

In his two-day state visit to Israel, President Rajapaksa is expected to hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Shimon Peres.





 

 
 
   
   
     
   
   

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