- Published on Thursday, 12 April 2012 09:51
Sri Lanka and Palestine will sign agreements to improve bilateral relations during the visit of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Sri Lanka after the New Year holidays, Palestinian Ambassador in Colombo has said Wednesday.
Anwar al-Agha, Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, has said that Abbas and his Sri Lankan counterpart President Mahinda Rajapaksa will sign an agreement on political consultation and an accord to prevent double taxation and financial evasion, Ma'an News Agency reported.
Palestinian President, accompanied by the Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad Al-Maliki and a delegation of Palestinian officials is to arrive in Sri Lanka on April 15 for a three-day official visit.
His visit aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between the two nations.
Sri Lankan committee for solidarity with Palestine local officials and Arab ambassadors in Colombo are expected to welcome the delegation.
The Palestinian leader and his delegation are scheduled to meet the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris.
President Rajapaksa will host a formal dinner for Abbas at President's House.
Palestinian President is to leave on April 17 to the Maldives for two days.