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PM arrives in Vietnam: Expects cut short visit

PM news 2017 4 17Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on an invitation by the  Prime Minister of Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived at Vietnam International airport on an official visit yesterday (16th April).


 PM Wickremesinghe accompanied by Mrs. Wickremeisnghe were received by the Chief Brand Officer of the Vietnam Foreign Affairs Ministry Mai Phuoc Dung, Assistant Minister of the Foreign Affairs Ministry Pham Sanh Chau, Deputy Director General of South, South-West Asia and South Pacific Department Nguyen Le Thanh, Sri Lankan Ambassador in Vietnam Hasanthi Dissanayake, and the Vietnamese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Madam Phan Kieu Thu.

PM Wickremesinghe is scheduled to meet and discuss with the Vietnamese President, Prime Minister and other high ranking officials.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister’s Office sources said that PM Wickremesinghe is expected to cut short his official visit, which was to end on 19th April and return to Sri Lanka due to the Meethotamulla tragedy.

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