President Mahinda Rajapaksa, currently on a state visit to Maldives and President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom presided over the signing ceremony of three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) yesterday at the Presidentís Office in Male.
The agreement between the health sectors in two countries were signed by the Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris and Maldivian Minister of Health and Gender Dr. Mariyam Shakeela. The agreement was to exchange specialists and trained staff, training of nurses and provision of consultation services.
The second agreement between the Sri Lanka Board Investment and Economic Development Ministry in Maldives which is aimed at enhancing investment promotion between the two countries was signed by the Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris and Economic Development Minister of Maldives Mr. Mohamed Saeed.
Minister Peiris and Maldivian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ms. Dunya Maumoon signed the agreement on search and rescue. This agreement will facilitate coordination of search and rescue operations in the sea.
Minister of Higher Education Mr. S.B. Dissanayake, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, Members of Parliament Mr. A.H.M. Azwar, Mr. Lohan Ratwatta, Mr. Udith Lokubandara, Mr. Ranjith de Zoysa and Mr. Thenuka Vidanagamag, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne were also present at the signing ceremony.