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Lankan President meets Angela Merkel

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BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 27: German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel talks to the media with Chairman of the German Social Democrats (SPD) Sigmar Gabriel and Chairman of the Bavarian Christian Democrats (CSU) Horst Seehofer (not pictured) about the three parties' coalition contract after signing it earlier in the day on November 27, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The three parties worked their way through arduous negotiations on policy issues that concluded with a 17-hour overnight session last night in order to hammer out the final details that will make a new German coalition government possible. The agreement still requires approval by party delegates, which especially in the case of the SPD is uncertain. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images,) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG, TCN - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **

Berlin: Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena met the German Chancellor Angela Merkel today at the German Federal Chancellery in Berlin. German Chancellor welcomed the Sri Lankan President at a special ceremony according to a Guard of Honour. Subsequently,The Himalayan Times reported that Merkel and Sirisena started bilateral discussions on trade and economic cooperation.

The Sri Lankan President, who is on a three-day official visit to one of the economically powerful state in the European Union, is expected to hold extensive discussions with German officials on stimulating the economic cooperation between the two countries.