Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020

Ambassador Dr. Nalin de Silva presented the Letter of Credence to the President Win Myint of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on 01 September 2020 at the Governmental palace in Nay Pyi Taw.Following the discussion of Credentials, Ambassador Nalin de Silva conveyed warm greetings from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and the federal government of Sri Lanka to the President and the federal government of Myanmar.With referral to the longstanding friendly relations in between the two nations going back to numerous centuries, the Ambassador revealed the willingness to work towards elevating these ties to the benefit of the two nations in a wide location consisting of financial and cultural cooperation. Cultural tourism was determined as a main sector for promoting the 2 traveler destinations and the lack of direct air connection was acknowledged as a significant barrier that must be rectified as a first top priority. Untapped capacity for the improvement of infrastructure of education and health was also determined as a main area that the two countries must work for shared benefit.Sri Lanka’s interest in signing up with the ASEAN as a Sectoral Dialog Partner was reiterated and the

President invited Sri Lanka in connection with more interactions and engagements with ASEAN member states.Referring to reiteration of an invite extended by Sri Lanka, the President expressed that he is eager to carry out a State Check out to Sri Lanka in the post COVID duration breaking the long laps of a top-level check out between the two countries.The President Win Myint extended finest want the Ambassador on his assignment and guaranteed constant support in all his efforts in enhancing the friendly relations with Myanmar. Source

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