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* French Ambassador and State Minister of Defense talk on strengthening bilateral ties
Wed, Nov 15, 2023, 08:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 15, Colombo: Bolstering defense ties between Sri Lanka and France were discussed when Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka Jean-François Pactet called on the State Minister of Defense Premitha Bandara Tennakoon at his office in Colombo on Wednesday.

Extending a warm reception to the French Ambassador, Minister Tennakoon engaged in a friendly discussion that aimed at strengthening the longstanding ties between the two countries.

The meeting exemplified the mutual commitment of France and Sri Lanka in enhancing strategic cooperation, particularly in the realms of defense, maritime security and High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR).

The State Minister expressed gratitude for France’s assistance on multiple spheres and reaffirmed Sri Lanka’s commitment to strengthening the existing ties.

The French Ambassador was accompanied by Deputy Head of Mission, Mrs. Marie-Noëlle Duris and French Military Technical Cooperation Officer in Charge of Maritime Security, Commander Jean-Baptiste Trouche.


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