EU committed to support Sri Lanka’s reform agenda

h-e-ambassador-tung-lai-margue-presented-his-credentials-to-h-e-presidentThe European Union (EU) says it remains committed to supporting the Government’s reform agenda and the new Ambassador said he looks forward to increasing cooperation with Sri Lanka.

The new EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka Tung-Laï Margue presented his credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena today.

Following his accreditation Ambassador Margue said, “It is my privilege to assume duties as Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Sri Lanka and the EU have strengthened ties, particularly over the last year, through a number of constructive engagements at a bilateral level and at multilateral fora.”

Ambassador Margue assumed duties as Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives on 11 September 2016.

Ambassador Margue is from Luxembourg and has been a European Commission (EC) official since 1979. His work has covered EU Delegations in the African, Middle Eastern and Asian regions. He has represented the EU as lead negotiator in several fora, including at the UN, the G8 and the Kimberley Process.

In his most recent position prior to taking up his post as Ambassador, Mr Margue was responsible for the Foreign Policy Instruments Service, under the authority of EU High Representative Federica Mogherini. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. We are the Sri Lankan do not want EU countries to intervene that internal affairs of domestic policies by Ambassador of EU nation.
    Any type of reform decided by voters of Sri Lankan. But not that by the EU-nations vested interest.

    That the right to changed or by reform of the system is decided by sovereignty of the people of Sri Lankan.

    We are really disappoint and displease of EU Ambassador comment by time of hand over his credential papers to President.

    EU should not bully people of Sri Lankan.

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