Ambassador Sumith Dassanayake Presents Credentials in Argentina

Ambassador Sumith Dassanayake Presents Credentials in Argentina

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Sumith
Dassanayake who is concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the
Argentine Republic presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the
Argentine Republic Alberto Fernandez at the Palacio St. Martin Square (Presidential
Palace) in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, 01 August 2023.
Ambassador Sumith Dassanayake conveyed greetings and best wishes of President
Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Government of Sri Lanka to President Alberto
Fernandez which was warmly reciprocated.
Ambassador Sumith Dassanyake, during his meeting with the Deputy Minister of
Foreign Affairs of Argentina Pablo Tettamanti held on 02 August 2023 at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina discussed
on the status of bilateral relations between the two countries and areas that could be
further expanded to enhance relations.
Ambassador Sumith Dassanyake also giving reference to the recent resolutions on
Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, briefed
the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs on the progress Sri Lanka has made on
building reconciliation among the communities and the commitment of President
Ranil Wickremesinghe to resolve the concerns of the minority communities.
Articulating the position of Argentina, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
informed the Ambassador that Argentina is of the view that it is up to the
Government of Sri Lanka to formulate an appropriate domestic mechanism for
reconciliation in finding lasting solutions to Sri Lanka’s own issues.
The Ambassador also had meetings with the Senior Officials of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina vis-à-vis Director of
Asia and Oceania Division Eduardo Acevedo Diaz and Director of the Division of
Economic Relations for Asia and Oceania Marcos Antonio Bednarski. During the
discussions, Ambassador Dassanayake underlined the importance for entering into
Agreements on Political Consultations and establishment of a Joint Commission on
Economic Relations between the two countries as such mechanisms are not in place
even though Sri Lanka established formal diplomatic relations with Argentina far
back in 1962, for which the officials positively responded.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
Brazil
07 August 2023

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