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Sri Lanka’s first Ambassador to Djibouti presents credentials

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union Commission, Sumith Dassanayake who is concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Djibouti presented his credentials to President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti on November 5, 2018 at the Presidential Palace in Djibouti.

Following the presentation of credentials, the Sri Lankan envoy conveyed the greetings from the President and the Government of Sri Lanka to the President of Djibouti.

Ambassador Dassanayake also briefed the President on the opportunities available for bilateral trade, tourism and investments in Sri Lanka. The President of Djibouti expressed his satisfaction on the current status of relations between the two countries and indicated his desire to consolidate them further, extending to renew areas of cooperation for the benefit of the two nations.

Ambassador Dassanayake also had fruitful meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the President of Djibouti Chambers of Commerce. The discussions centered on further strengthening trade, economic and bilateral relations between the two countries.

This is the first time that a Sri Lankan Ambassador presented credentials in Djibouti since Sri Lanka established formal diplomatic relations with the East African nation in 2015.