28th March 2011, www.dailymirror.lk
External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday began an official visit to the Czech Republic on the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg.
This was the first high-level visit by a Sri Lankan minister to the Czech Republic in recent years.
During the official visit, the Minister was scheduled to meet the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karel Schwarzenberg Minister of Industry and Trade, Martin Kocourek, Minister of Finance, Miroslav Kalousek, First Deputy Minister of Defence, Jiri Sedivy and Chairwoman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament, Mrs. Miroslava Nemcova.
He would also meet the Inter-parliamentary Group, Friends of Sri Lanka.
The Minister of External Affairs would address the Czech-Sri Lanka Investment Forum at the International Chamber of Commerce to help promote economic, trade and investment cooperation between Sri Lanka and the Czech Republic.
Representatives of the Czech Business and Investment Sectors would be present at this Forum. During the visit, Mr. Peiris and the Czech Minister of Finance Miroslav Kalousek were to sign an Agreement for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investment between Sri Lanka and the Czech Republic.
Image: Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris and Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic Miroslav Kalousek sign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement at Ministry of Finance in Prague.