COLOMBO (NewsRadio); President Ranil Wickremesinghe has left the island for Germany on an official visit.
The President and the 12-member delegation left the Bandaranaike International Airport early this morning.
President Wickremesinghe during the four-day visit is scheduled to hold discussions with several political and business leaders.
The President will hold talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on a number of topics.
Meanwhile, President Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to make the opening remarks at the Leaders Dialogue session on the first day of the ‘Berlin Global Dialogue’.
The inaugural Berlin Global Dialogue is a German high-level global initiative to address current geopolitical and economic challenges.
At the Dialogue’s commencement, President Wickremesinghe will delve into discussions on geopolitical and economic challenges.
The Berlin Global Dialogue is scheduled to be held tomorrow and on Friday and will host numerous high-level representatives on its sidelines.
In addition to President Ranil Wickremesinghe and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, European Council President Charles Michel and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo, Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer Albert Bourla, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mahindra Group Anish Shah, President of International Bank of America Bernard Mensah and Executive Chairman of ArcelorMittal Lakshmi Mittal are scheduled to attend the ‘Berlin Global Dialogue’.
The conference is to be held at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) campus, a historically significant venue that once housed the former East German State Council and the Federal Chancellery of unified Germany.
During his stay in Germany, President Wickremesinghe is set to engage in a working visit that includes meetings with prominent figures such as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, key ministers, members of the German Parliament and representatives from the Association of German Chambers of Commerce & Industry (DHIK).
President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to Germany is expected to foster important diplomatic ties and discussions on global issues of significance.
President Wickremesinghe arrived in the island on Sunday after visiting Cuba and the United States.
During the visit to the US, President Wickremesinghe met with US President Joe Biden, UN Secretary General António Guterres, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva, President of the World Bank Group Ajay Banga and several other world leaders.
Meanwhile, President Wickremesinghe held discussions with the team from the International Monetary Fund pertaining to the Extended Fund Facility arrangement which was agreed as part of the four-year IMF programme in March.