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Sri Lanka's prime minister to visit

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 16/09/2016

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit New Zealand early next month, Prime Minister John Key has announced.

It will be the first bi-lateral visit by a Sri Lankan prime minister.

"Under Prime Minister Wickremesinghe's leadership, Sri Lanka has entered a new phase in its post-civil war development," Mr Key said.

"New Zealand is keen to support the important steps the country is making towards reconciliation and rebuilding through increased political and economic contact."

Mr Key visited Sri Lanka in February.

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