President Mahinda Rajapaksa held talks this afternoon with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the ruler of Dubai. During the discussion, Sheikh Mohammed assured President Rajapaksa of UAE’s support to Sri Lanka.
In cordial and friendly talks that took place in Dubai, the Sheikh told the President that he understood very well Sri Lanka’s situation and the realities on the ground.
Sheikh Mohammed further expressed his willingness to enhance bilateral relations and to increase UAE investments in Sri Lanka. Commending President Rajapaksa’s able leadership, the Prime Minister said there is now a conducive environment for investing in Sri Lanka since peace has returned after so many years.
President Rajapaksa invited Sheikh Mohammed to visit Sri Lanka, which he has accepted. Before concluding the discussion, the Dubai ruler gifted the President with a book of poems, which the Prime Minister had authored.
The Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sajin de Vass Gunawardena participated in the discussion.