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Prime Minister of Sri Lanka’s visit to Australia

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Turnbull, Malcolm

Period of Service: 15/09/2015 to 24/08/2018

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Release Date: 12/02/2017

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 40738

I am pleased to welcome Prime Minister the Honourable Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Professor Maithree Wickramasinghe to Australia from 13 – 17 February 2017.

This year we celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations between our two nations, a strong friendship bolstered by community links and growing economic cooperation.

As Indian Ocean nations, we share a strategic vision for a prosperous and secure Indo-Pacific. Our continued collaboration will strengthen our relationship for the benefit of both nations.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and I will witness the signing of agreements to enhance cooperation between our nations on development and sport. During his visit, the Sri Lankan cricket team will play the Prime Minister’s XI.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and his wife, Professor Wickramasinghe will travel to Melbourne and Canberra.

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