FM discusses progress in digitalization, education with Malaysian HC

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 3:31 PM Oct 15 2021
Local FM discusses progress in digitalization, education with Malaysian HC

Foreign Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris has expressed Sri Lanka's desire to cooperate with Malaysia in several areas, especially those concerning digitalization and education.

High Commissioner of Malaysia to Colombo Tan Yang Thai paid a courtesy call on Minister Peiris at the Foreign Ministry yesterday (14) during which further avenues to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the post-COVID era were discussed.

Commending the enormous progress that Malaysia recorded in the field of digitalization, Peiris identified digitalization as an area that the Government intends to achieve rapid progress over several key areas in the public sector including administration, court proceedings, education and health.

He expressed Sri Lanka’s desire to look at the experiences of Malaysia in this field and adopt certain aspects as per the needs of the country.

Further praising Malaysia's education system, Peiris highlighted the inadequacy of infrastructure in higher education and technical education and the urgent need of broadening the vocational training in Sri Lanka.

Stating that Sri Lanka was among the first to recognize Malaysia’s independence back in 1957, and the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2017, High Commissioner Thai expressed his strong desire to re-enact partnerships in several areas, including the restoration of the air connectivity to its fullest capacity and facilitate strong people to people interaction between the two countries.

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 3:31 PM Oct 15 2021

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