Sri Lanka has great potential for enhancement of business and commercial ties, says the Foreign Minister Bogollagama
Posted on August 24th, 2009

Media Release Public Communications Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama stated that Sri Lanka is the hub of the Asian Region and Kenya is the hub of African region and that both the countries have a great potential to enhance their commercial and business ties and also develop their economies. This was conveyed during his visit to Nairobi where he met with His Excellency Kalonzo Musyoka, Vice President of Kenya, and Hon. Moses Wetangula, the Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs.

 At a meeting with Foreign Minister Wetangula, he stressed on the need to have closer bilateral relations between the two countries and also thanked the Kenyan Foreign Minister for the support received from the African members at the Human Rights Council. Minister Bogollagama also sought Kenya’s support in the global agenda particularly for Sri Lanka to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2011.

 Minister Wetangula congratulated Sri Lanka for the victory over terrorism and appreciated the long diplomatic relations that existed between the two countries since the establishment of the Sri Lanka Mission in Nairobi in 1971. Both Ministers agreed to establish a Kenyan Resident Mission in Sri Lanka in the near future.

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