Malaysia and Sri Lanka have jointly condemned all forms and manifestation of terrorism and violent extremism, calling on the world to reject them expressly.
Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said Putrajaya and Colombo would continue to share information and best practices with a view to address the challenges posed by terrorism and, all other threats.
In a joint statement today, both leaders said they had agreed to explore the possibility of initiating a Malaysia-Sri Lanka free trade agreement to promote trade.
They also reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen bilateral trade and investment cooperation, and to deepen their economic engagement for mutual benefits.
Colombo has also assured Malaysian investors that they would enjoy a conducive investment climate in Sri Lanka.
Najib and Sirisena have today witnessed the signing of five memorandum of understanding – on tourism related activities; on cooperation in the field of youth development; on recruitment, employment and repatriation of workers; in the field of culture, arts and heritage, and on agriculture scientific research and technical cooperation.
Sirisena is in Malaysia for a three-day work visit and this is his first visit since he took office in January last year.