President holds bilateral talks with Tajikistani counterpart

President Maithripala Sirisena has held bilateral discussions with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon today (14), the President’s Media Division stated.

The President was warmly welcomed by his Tajikistani counterpart at the Presidential Palace in Dushnabe, the PMD said.

Bilateral discussions were held between the two countries after a cordial talk between the two leaders.

“Held very fruitful exchange of ideas with Tajik President @Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe. He has excellent views on security of small nations and confidence building measures to prevent conflicts,” President Sirisena tweeted.

The President is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with several other leaders on the sidelines of the CICA Summit in Dushnabe.

President Sirisena left for Tajikistan yesterday (13) to attend the 5th summit of heads of state and government on “Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)” 2019.

President Sirisena is scheduled to address CICA Summit tomorrow (15).

The CICA is an international forum to strengthen cooperation, established to ensure peace, security and stability in Asia.

It was set up in 1992. Sri Lanka received its observer status in 2012 and became a member in 2018.

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