On February 1, 2019 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka concurrently, Andrei Rzheussky, presented his credentials to the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena.
After the solemn ceremony, a protocol meeting between the Ambassador and the President of Sri Lanka was held. The sides noted the need to enhance bilateral relations in the political, trade, economic, humanitarian and other fields.
A.Rzheussky also had a conversation with the Secretary (First Deputy Minister) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Ravinatha P.Aryasinha. It was agreed to establish more active cooperation not only in the political, but, above all, in the trade and economic field. Special attention was paid to the prospects of cooperation in the field of tourism, implementation of educational and humanitarian projects, expansion of the legal framework, the resumption of the practice of holding political consultations.
The sides considered the possibility of holding a meeting of the Ambassador of Belarus with the leadership of the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka in the framework of one of the nearest trips to the city of Colombo to discuss the full range of issues on the bilateral agenda.
The Ambassador left a note in the book of honorary guests of the Presidential Palace, in which he stressed the importance of developing friendly relations between Belarus and Sri Lanka.