During the visit, the Kazakh diplomat met with the Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka Rishad Basiudinnom, National Commissioner of Sri Lanka section - chairman of the corporation «Huejay International» Hubert Dzhaykodi and business circles of the country.
In particular, the sides exchanged views and perspectives on topical issues of bilateral cooperation. Commissioner of "EXPO-2017" thanked for the support of Kazakhstan's initiatives, including Kazakhstan's candidacy for non-permanent UN Security Council members in 2017-2018 and in detail told about the work on the organization of an exhibition on the theme "Future Energy".
At a meeting with the National Commissioner of Sri Lanka the sides discussed the conditions for participation in the exhibition of the island nation and defined the location of the Sri Lankan pavilion. The estimated area is 526 square meters.
Also H. Dzhaykodi expressed a request to hold a national day of Sri Lanka on the "EXPO-2017" on July 19, 2017, which will be attended by the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena.
R. Zhoshybayev stressed that Sri Lanka’s participation in the Astana exhibition is a significant step in the development of relations between the two countries.
Following the meeting, in the presence of Minister of Industry and Trade R. Basiudin and Ambassador of Kazakhstan in India and part-time in Sri Lanka B. Sarsenbayev, Zhoshybayev and Dzhaykodi signed an agreement on the participation of Sri Lanka in the international exhibition "EXPO-2017".