Czech Ambassador pays farewell call on Foreign Minister


COLOMBO – New Delhi-based Czech Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Milan Hovorka, paid a farewell call on Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris at the Foreign Ministry in Colombo, on Thursday (14).

Minister Peiris welcomed the visiting ambassador and underscored the close and cordial relations between Sri Lanka and the Czech Republic.  Reciprocating the sentiments of the Foreign Minister, Hovorka conveyed his deep appreciation for the strong support extended by the Government of Sri Lanka in further consolidating cooperation between the two countries during his tenure as the Ambassador.

The meeting entailed discussion, inter alia, on the potential for expansion of trade, investment and tourism ties between Sri Lanka and the Czech Republic.  Regional and multilateral issues of relevance were also discussed.  The two parties agreed on the further expansion of bilateral cooperation in a manner suitable to contemporary requirements.  The Ambassador expressed his special appreciation for the assistance extended to Czech nationals in Sri Lanka during the COVID 19 pandemic.

An Agreement on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons was entered into between Sri Lanka and the Czech Republic during the visit.  The meeting was attended by officials of the Foreign Ministry and the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Sri Lanka.

-Foreign Ministry

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