President Maithripala Sirisena, accepting credentials presented to him by the three new Ambassadors, said countries with excellent cordial relations must work to strengthen economic cooperation.
Riho Kruuv, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia, Jorge Juan Castaneda Mendez, Ambassador of Peru, Chulamanee Chartsuwan, Ambassador of Thailand presented their credentials to the President yesterday (11) at the Presidential Secretariat.
President Sirisena said Sri Lanka wanted strong economic and investment relations with friendly countries and said he hoped the new envoys would strive to further strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation in many areas including trade, investment and tourism.
The Ambassadors of Thailand will be based in Colombo while the other two 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.
Sources : asianmirror
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