COLOMBO, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Germany for the recruitment of personnel for training as geriatric nurses, a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry said here on Monday.
The two sides signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on principles of fair recruitment of personnel for training as geriatric nurses in Germany. The signing ceremony took place at the German Federal Foreign Ministry in Berlin.
The statement said "The Agreement envisages training to commence in Sri Lanka from 2018 and the trainees will be provided with a comprehensive German language training (B2 level) and the professional training in the Geriatric care on par with the requisite standards in Germany with the assurance of working and integrating in Germany."
The embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin and the permanent mission in Geneva coordinated with the Foreign Employment Ministry in getting this agreement off the ground from an initial stalemate due to the pressing priorities faced by Germany.