President Maithripala Sirisena who made two state visits to Germany and Austria respectively, arrived in Sri Lanka this morning (Feb. 21).
During his visit in Germany he met the Federal Chancellor Anjela Merkel and the President of Germany Joachim Gauck and had fruitful discussions to enhance the cooperation between the two countries in various fields. He also had bilateral discussions with the Foreign Minister Frank Walter and the Economic Affairs Minister Gerd Muller.
Sri Lanka signed several agreements with Germany which will bring large number of benefits to Sri Lanka.
A business meeting which was attended by the representatives of 250 leading companies in Germany was held with participation of President Sirisena. He invited the German entrepreneurs to invest in Sri Lanka which is now coming forward in the competitive world economy.
The President invited the Sri Lankan expatriates in Germany to return Sri Lanka and build the motherland, experiencing the coexistence and the reconciliation which has been established in Sri Lanka after the end of terrorism.
After concluding the state visit to Germany, the President left for Austria for two days state visit.
He had productive bilateral discussions with the President of Austria Heins Fischer. He visited the historical art museum in Vienna during this visit.
The business meeting headed by President Sirisena revealed that large number of leading Austrian companies are keen to invest in Sri Lanka.
The President also met the Sri Lankan expatriates in Austria who had been organized a colorful festival to welcome the President.