Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Dassanayake Mudiyanselage Sumith Priyantha said that Sri Lanka will officially open a new Embassy in Addis Ababa in January 2017.
Sri Lanka extended an invitation to the AU Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to attend the opening.
Opening an Embassy in Addis Ababa, is very strategic as Sri Lanka strengthens its presence in Africa, satprnews.com reported.
Newly appointed Ambassadors of India, Japan, Netherlands and Sri Lanka to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representatives to the AU and UNECA, presented their Credentials to the AU Commission Chairperson.
The Chairperson congratulated and welcomed each of the new Representatives to the AU and wished them success in their collaboration with the AU and during their stay in Ethiopia. (Colombo Gazette)