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Last modified on: 2/19/2013 3:50:11 PM Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines established formal diplomatic relations on 15th January 2013. His Excellency Dr. Palitha Kohona, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, signed the Joint Communique on behalf of Sri Lanka, while H.E. Mr. CamilloGonsalves, the Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations, signed on behalf of Saint Vincent and Grenadines.

Both Ambassadors expressed satisfaction that the two countries have established diplomatic relations and hoped that this would continue to further build on the bilateralrelationship which already exists between the two as members of the Commonwealth and the UN. The Ambassadors also discussed further strengthening bilateral ties,especially through sports. H.E.Mr. Gonsalves spoke of the forthcoming tour of the West Indies by the Sri Lanka Cricket Team as a part of a triangular series involving also India. He hoped that a high level visit from Sri Lanka would coincide with the tour. H.E. Dr. Kohona mentioned that both countries are committed in advancing each other's interests both within and outside the Commonwealth.

Courtesy : Ministry of External Affairs

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