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President off to China to attend Asian Civilisations conference, expected to meet Xi

President Maithripala Sirisena speaking in Parliament on Tuesday/Sudath Silva President’s Media

President Maithripala Sirisena flew to Beijing this morning to attend an international conference titled Dialogue of Asian Civilizations to be held on 15 May.

According to Chinese media, the conference is themed “exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared future.”

Unconfirmed reports indicate Sirisena is scheduled to meet President of China Xi Jinping tomorrow.