Mongolian President invited to attend 2017 Vesak celebrations

mpa_6834Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj has been invited to attend the Vesak celebrations in Sri Lanka next year.

Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku presented his credentials to Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to Mongolia (resident in Beijing), in a ceremony held at the at the Government Palace of Mongolia in the capital Ulaanbaatar.

During the Ceremony, in a brief speech, the Ambassador extended warm greetings from the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to the President of Mongolia.

Further, the Ambassador mentioned that both countries being the Buddhist countries, have close relations based on the cultural values, and also conveyed the Message of the President of Sri Lanka inviting the President of Mongolia or a higher level delegation to attend at the United Nations International Vesak Celebrations to be held in Sri Lanka in May 2017.

Responding to that President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj also conveying his warm greetings to the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and said that Mongolia is very happy to accept the invitation and further communications in this regard may continue through Diplomatic Channels.

The formal Diplomatic Relations between the two countries were established in 1962 and 2017 marks the 55th Anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. During the Ambassador’s stay in Ulaanbaatar he also met with the Foreign Minister and the Deputy Foreign Minister of Mongolia and had fruitful discussions. The Deputy Minister requested to organize an event to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations. (Colombo Gazette)


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