Sri Lanka, Cambodia mark 68 years of diplomatic relations

Sri Lanka, Cambodia mark 68 years of diplomatic relations

May 30, 2020   01:24 pm

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Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Thailand Samantha K. Jayasuriya has called on Ambassador of Cambodia to Thailand Ouk Sorphorn on May 28, to mark the 68th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Cambodia.

She has conveyed a message of felicitations from Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha to his counterpart Ouch Borith, Cambodia’s Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Recalling the long-standing traditional relations between the two countries based on the bedrock of Theravada Buddhism, the two Ambassadors have exchanged greetings on the occasion.

In the prevailing health crisis, the meeting was seen as a possible alternative to demonstrate the continued interest and importance placed on furthering the bilateral relations of the two countries.

It was agreed to look for the earliest occasion to operationalize the Memoranda of Understanding already agreed upon between the two Foreign Ministries and the respective Chambers of Commerce.

The two Ambassadors also exchanged views on opportunities to work together to promote Buddhist trail tourism and trade between the two countries.

Head of Chancery Poornima Gunasekera has accompanied Ambassador Jayasuriya while Tan Pheary, Second Secretary and Heng Sovannarith, Commercial Attaché were associated with Ambassador Sorphorn.

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