Maktoum-Rajapaksa
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, with Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka, in Dubai today. Image Credit: Courtesy: Dubai Media Office

Dubai: Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, today met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka at Expo 2020 Dubai.

During the meeting, Sheikh Maktoum welcomed Rajapaksa and discussed with him ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation between the UAE and Sri Lanka in various fields including economy, culture and tourism.

President Rajapaksa congratulated the UAE on its 50th National Day and stressed Sri Lanka’s keenness to further enhance bilateral relations with the UAE in various sectors for the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries.

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The meeting was also attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council; Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai; Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy; Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh, UAE Minister of State; and Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World.