As a part of the High Commission’s Road map to enhance the engagement with the concurrently accredited Diplomatic Missions based in New Delhi, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda had an interactive session with the envoys of Middle East, Central Asia and Southeast Asian diplomatic missions at the High Commission premises. The Heads of Mission of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, DPR Korea, Mongolia, Syria, Tajikistan, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan and Fiji attended this interactive session.
The objective of the engagement was to deepen Sri Lanka’s bilateral relations with the countries concerned and to explore the new areas for cooperation. High Commissioner Moragoda welcomed the group of 11 envoys and assured Sri Lanka’s readiness to work with them closely.
High Commissioner briefed them on the recent economic and political developments in the country and thanked the international community for the assistance and encouragement that have been provided during the difficult period. He stated that trade, investment and tourism are the three key sectors that could assist in economic revival of Sri Lanka. The discussion also focused on fisheries, connectivity and people-to-people contacts.
High Commissioner Moragoda further informed that Sri Lanka would celebrate its 75 th anniversary of Independence February next year and encouraged the participation of the diplomatic representations at the celebrations scheduled to be held on 04 th February 2023 in Colombo. High Commissioner also added that a Credential Ceremony for the newly appointed High Commissioners/Ambassadors is also being arranged around the same period.
This was the seventh engagement that High Commissioner Moragoda has had with the envoys of the New Delhi based diplomatic representations who are concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka. On earlier occasions he had engagements with the envoys from European, Latin American & the Caribbean and African regions.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi functions as the main coordinating point between the concurrently accredited 94 Foreign Missions and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka.
Source – High Commission of Sri Lanka New Delhi