Priyanee Wijesekera, Ambassador Designate of Sri Lanka to the Czech Republic presented her Credential to President Miloz Ziman at the office of the President in the Prague Castle.
Following the Credential Ceremony Wijesekera met the President of the Czech Republic, Deputy Foreign Minister and Director of the Department of South Asia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chief of Protocol of the President Office and the Deputy Head of the Office of the President at the Brozik Room.
At the Discussion which followed President Miloz Ziman wanted his greetings conveyed to President Maithripala Sirisena and indicated that he hopes to visit Sri Lanka in the latter part of 2017 with a large business delegation in order to promote economic diplomacy.
Ambassador Wijesekera acknowledged with appreciation the assistance given by the Czech Republic to Sri Lanka in the past.
President Ziman also proposed that Sri Lanka should establish a Embassy in Prague particularly as there is much interest among Czech tourists in visiting Sri Lanka.
The Director of the Political Department of the Foreign Ministry mentioned that Sri Lanka does not at present have Hony. Consul in Prague and urged that early steps be taken to appoint one.
President Ziman also assured the Ambassador that the Czech Republic is favourable towards the European Union restoring the GSP concession to Sri Lanka. He also indicated interest in promoting cultural ties between the two countries particularly in the study of Buddhism. (Colombo Gazette)