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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Vienna International Airport, yesterday (18) for a two-day State visit.

Ambassador Dr. Bettina Kirnbauer, Chief of Protocol of Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria warmly welcomed the President at the Airport upon his arrival.

When the President and the delegation arrived at the Hotel Kepmpinski in Vienna, they were received by Mrs. Priyani Wijesekara, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Austria along with the staff of the Embassy.

During his visit, President Sirisena is scheduled to hold talks with the Federal President of Austria, Heinz Fischer at the Hofburg at the Presidential Palace.

Thereafter, the President is scheduled to visit the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. He will also meet the Sri Lankan Community and other well-wishers.

President Sirisena’s state visit to Austria will provide a new dynamism to the bilateral engagement, building upon the excellent relations which exist between the two countries.

 

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