Jan 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Indonesia will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to promote and develop cultural co-operation between the two countries.
The cabinet has granted approval to a proposal put forward by the Minister of Culture and the Arts T.B. Ekanayake to sign the MoU with Indonesia.
The government says the MoU, to be signed with the visiting Foreign Minister of Indonesia Dr. Marty Natalegawa, would help to enrich and foster the cultures of the two countries and also pave the way for exchange of cultural programs.
The Indonesian Foreign Minister arrived in the country on Wednesday on a two day official visit at an invitation extended by External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris
The visiting Minister was scheduled to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday.
During his visit, delegations of Sri Lanka and Indonesia led by the respective Foreign Ministers will hold a Joint Commission meeting.
The two ministers, who had discussions in Bali recently, will hold discussion on bilateral issues, the External Affairs Ministry said.