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
Courtesy : Ministry of External Affairs