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* Sri Lanka establishes diplomatic relations with Mauritania
Sat, Dec 29, 2012, 01:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania have established formal diplomatic relations between the two countries on 21st December 2012, the External Affairs Ministry announced.

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona signed the Joint Communiqué on behalf of Sri Lanka, while the Permanent Representative of Mauritania to the UN Ahmed Ould Teguedi, signed on behalf of Mauritania.

At the occasion, Dr. Kohona has noted that the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries would enhance existing close relations and cooperation in the political, social and economic fields.

While agreeing with his Sri Lankan counterpart, the Mauritanian representative has added that this Joint Communiqué will also significantly contribute to the promotion of cultural relations and people-to-people contact between Mauritania and Sri Lanka.

In July the Cabinet granted approval to the Sri Lankan government to establish diplomatic relations with 15 African countries as a move to increase diplomatic relations with the African nations.

The Cabinet approved establishing diplomatic relations with Mauritania, Malawi , Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Central African Republic, Gabonese Republic, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Niger.

Following the unfavorable outcome of the resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva in March, the government focused on lessening its diplomatic ties with the European countries and move towards African and Latin American nations.

The government established diplomatic relations with Burkina Faso last month and with Haiti earlier this month.



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