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* External Affairs Minister reviews progress of Sri Lankan missions in Europe
Wed, Aug 27, 2014, 06:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 27, Rome: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris has met with several of the country's Ambassadors in Europe at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Rome for a comprehensive review of their work.

Ambassador in France Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte, Ambassador in Germany Karunatilaka Amunugama, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ravinatha P. Aryasinha, and Ambassador in Italy Nawalage Bennet Cooray attended the meeting with the Minister. Sri Lanka's Consul in Frankfurt Pradip Jayewardene also participated in the meeting

Sri Lanka's economic relations with these countries, with particular reference to trade, investment and tourism, constituted the focus of the discussion.

Each of the Ambassadors made a presentation on the progress made last year, while the Minister indicated targets for the next few months, with the time-frames applicable.

There was also discussion about initiatives to counter campaigns against the country, using human rights and other issues as political tools.

The envoys participating indicated perspectives of special relevance to the countries in which they are serving, and their own suggestions regarding a coordinated strategy.

The Minister stressed the importance of community involvement, and the need to work closely with the Sri Lankan community in the respective countries.

Professor Peiris also had a discussion with representatives of the Sri Lankan community in Italy.

Earlier this year, the Minister held a similar progress review session with seven Sri Lanka's Ambassadors in the Gulf region in Abu Dhabi.

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