German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that a positive environment has been created for greater collaboration with the international community by the policies of the new Government in Sri Lanka.
He further highlighted the importance of strengthening relations between the two countries, particularly in the fields of culture, trade, investment and tourism, the Foreign Ministry said today.
The German President expressed these views when the newly appointed Sri Lanka Envoy for Germany, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi presented his credentials to the German President in Berlin.
On the occasion, Ambassador Hettiarachchi conveyed the greetings and best wishes of the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to the German President, and reiterated the commitment of the Government of Sri Lanka to strengthen relations between the two countries.
During the cordial discussion that ensued, Ambassador Hettiarachchi briefed the Federal President on the significant progress that Sri Lanka has made on reconciliation, reconstruction and economic development, following the election of the Unity government in 2015.
The Ambassador also thanked the Federal President for his assistance and goodwill towards Sri Lanka during his tenure as the Federal Foreign Minister.
The Federal President assured of his support and that of his staff to the new envoy in pursuing initiatives for greater cooperation between the two countries. (Colombo Gazette)