Sept 11, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena said the countries with excellent cordial relations must strengthen economic cooperation to ensure solid long term bilateral ties. He said this when three new Ambassadors presented credentials to him at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, Monday (September 11).
Ambassador of Estonia Riho Kruuv, Ambassador of Peru .Jorge Juan Castaneda Mendez and Ambassador of Thailand Mrs. Chulamanee Chartsuwan presented credentials to the President Sirisena today.
President Sirisena pointed out that Sri Lanka wants to have strong economic and investment relations with friendly countries. The President, referring to close bilateral relations with Sri Lanka and the countries represented by the new envoys, expressed confidence that they would strive to further strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation in many areas including trade, investment and tourism.
While the Ambassador of Thailand will be based in Colombo, the other two envoys will function as non-resident concurrently accredited Ambassadors with residence in New Delhi.
Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, Secretary to the President Austin Fernando and Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam were also present at this occasion.