Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamimi bin Hamad Al Thani and President Maithripala Sirisena agreed that the there is immense potential for bilateral cooperation between the two countries. They identified the areas such as trade and commerce, investment, power and energy, gas and oil exploration, tourism and sports for future close cooperation between the two nations.
President Sirisena and the visiting Emir of Qatar held bilateral discussions at the Presidential Secretariat today. After the initial discussions between the two leaders, two delegation that included ministers of foreign affairs, finance, power and energy, tourism, civil aviation and sports held details discussions on ways and means of expanding cooperation between the two countries.
President Sirisena urged the Emir of Qatar to take welfare measures for the benefit of over 125,000 Sri Lankans employed in Doha-Qatar.
Emir of Qatar extended warm congratulations to President Sirisena on his victory at the Presidential Election and wished him all success in his plans for the progress and development of the country.
Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamimi bin Hamad Al Thani was received at the Bandaranaike International Airport by Minister kabir Hashim and the Emir was welcomed at the Presidential Secretariat by President Sirisena. On arrival at the Secretariat, the Emir was given a grand reception with a Guard of Honour and 21 gun salute.