Minister in the Cambodian Prime Minister’s Department and Minister of Islamic Affairs, Oknha Datuk Dr Othsman Hassan called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (August 28) at the President’s Office in Colombo.
During the meeting they discussed at length measures to take forward the mutual relations in education, tourism, industrial and other areas as agreed upon during President Sirisena’s recent visit to Cambodia.
President Sirisena requested the Minister to extend his thanks to the Cambodian Prime Minister for extending him cordial hospitality. The President said early steps would be taken to establish direct flights and diplomatic missions between the two capitals.
Minister Othsman Hasan said businessmen of the two countries could invest in industries and sell their products in the huge markets of ASEAN and India using their trade agreements.
Secretary to the President, Udaya R Seneviratne, Director General of Foreign Ministry, Damayanthi Rajapaksha, Cambodian Member of Parliament, Rofy Othsman and officials were also present on this occasion.