Sri Lankan government to reach agreements with Qatar during the President’s visit
The government of Sri Lanka is to ink agreements covering the fields of energy, water supply and waste management as well as diplomatic training and research with the State of Qatar during the state visit of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.
President Sirisena is currently engaged in a state visit to Qatar.
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a joint proposal made by Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, and Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, to sign the agreement during the state visit.
Sri Lanka and Qatar have also agreed to enter into an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation in the fields of water supply and waste water management.
The proposal made by City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem for obtaining assistance of Qatar in projects to be implemented in Puttalam and Ampara Districts.
Also during the visit an agreement between the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka and Foreign Ministry of Qatar will be signed on cooperation in diplomatic training and research field.
This proposal was made by Foreign Affairs Minister Thilak Marapana and approved by the cabinet last week in order to strengthen diplomatic relations started in 1976.
The signing of agreements between the government of Sri Lanka and the State of Qatar covering several key sectors would result in the opening up of project pipelines in those respective fields.
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