Sri Lanka looks to boost ties with France under Macron

Sri Lanka is looking to boost ties with France under French President-elect Emmanuel Macron, the Xinhua news agency reported.

President Maithripala Sirisena congratulated Macron on his election win saying it provides a platform to boost relations between both countries.

“Congratulations to @EmmanuelMacron on your remarkable victory. It provides a great platform for relations between our nations to prosper,” the president tweeted.

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera also tweeted saying the win by Macron was a great victory for liberal democracy.

“Moderates around the world rejoice. Vive la France,” Samaraweera tweeted.

Macron won Sunday’s runoff vote of the French presidential election, defeating his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. (Colombo Gazette)