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Japanese envoy Akira calls on President Gotabaya

Japanese envoy Akira calls on President Gotabaya

Japanese Ambassador Akira Sugiyama paid a courtesy call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday and handed over the stock of AstraZeneca which was brought down to Sri Lanka last Saturday, July 31.

During the discussions, he stated has said that the next batch of AstraZeneca vaccines donated by the Government of Japan following the personal request of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga, would arrive in the island next Saturday, August 07.

President Gotabaya expressed special thanks to the Japanese Prime Minister, the Government of Japan and the Ambassador of Japan on behalf of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka, for donating the stock of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, in response to a request made by him personally to the Prime Minister of Japan last May.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Representative in Sri Lanka, Dr Alaka Singh, UNICEF Representative Emma Brigham, the First Secretary to the Embassy of Japan, Chiharu Hoshiai, Second Secretary Seiya Ninomiya, Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera, Senior Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Foreign Secretary Admiral Jayanath Colombage were also present.

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