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Ambassador to Sweden presents credentials

Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Sweden S.S. Ganegama Arachchi presented Letters of Credence to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm last week.

The King extended a warm welcome to the Ambassador.

Conveying warm greetings from President Maithripala Sirisena to the King, the Ambassador expressed his readiness to work closely with the Government of Sweden to further strengthen relations between the two countries.

During the discussion, the King spoke of his interests in environment and climate change explaining the Swedish approach to develop renewable energy. The King also recalled his visit to Sri Lanka during his cadetship program in 1966.

Admiring the King’s interests in environment and climate change, Ambassador Ganegama Arachchi expressed the gratitude of Sri Lanka to Sweden for the assistance given to develop large scale projects such as the Kotmale Reservoir in Sri Lanka.

At the end of the Royal audience, the Ambassador introduced Embassy officials to the King.

After the presentation of credentials, a multi-religious ceremony was held at the Embassy to invoke blessings on the new Ambassador.