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Commonwealth secretary general to visit Sri Lanka for talks
Last Updated: 2018-08-01 07:02 | Xinhua
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The Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland QC will arrive in Sri Lanka Wednesday on a four-day official visit, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement here Tuesday.

This will be her first visit to the country since she assumed the office of Secretary-General in April 2016.

During her visit, she will meet with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrema and other government ministers.

"The main objective of the secretary-general's meetings will be to explore greater cooperation and collaboration in the implementation of the agreed outcomes at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, including promoting intra-Commonwealth trade," the Foreign Ministry said.

Discussions will also include the implementation of the "Commonwealth Blue Charter," under which Sri Lanka holds the role of a champion country to lead the Commonwealth effort towards the restoration of mangroves.

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