One Ambassador and a High Commissioner presented credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Residence today (October 05).
New High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Riaz Hamidullah presented credentials and conveyed greetings from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to President Sirisena. The new High Commissioner, referring to the postponement of the President’s state visit to Bangladesh, said that his government hoped that the President would visit his country as early as possible. President Sirisena described the reasons for postponement and reiterated that Sri Lanka condemns the dastardly terrorist attacks on civilians taken place in Bangladesh recently.
New Ambassador of Germany Jorn Rohde presented his credentials to President Sirisena and conveyed greetings from Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Ambassador Rohde said that German Sri Lanka cooperation is expanding at a rapid pace and said several trade and investment delegations have visited Sri Lanka after President Sirisena’s state visit to Germany last year. He said that German tourist arrival also grow steadily.
President Sirisena, referring to Sri Lanka’s close bilateral relations with Bangladesh and Germany and expressed confidence that they would strive to further strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation in many areas including trade, investment and tourism.
The President also recalled the close cooperation between Sri Lanka and those two countries at the international forums and thanked them for the support extended to Sri Lanka. He said Sri Lanka too would extend every possible assistance to those countries.