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Sri Lankan Envoy calls on Thailand PM

The discussion in progress.
The discussion in progress.

Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), C.A. Chaminda I. Colonne, on Monday paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister and Defence Minister of the Kingdom Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Government House in Bangkok.

Ambassador Colonne extended warm greetings to the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka.

Both recalled longstanding excellent bonds of friendship and cooperation between two countries for many centuries and deeply rooted in the Theravada Buddhist traditions. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha conveyed great affection towards the Government and the people of Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha emphasised the need for accelerating negotiations on bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Both assured to strengthen bilateral economic and trade ties leading to increase trade volume and to enhance investment with a win-win approach.

Ambassador Colonne invited Thai investors to invest at the Colombo Port City and on her request Prime Minister General Prayut directed the Board of Investment of Thailand to conduct virtual meeting with the Colombo Port Commission and Sri Lanka Board of Investment.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha also assured to continue in assisting Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 pandemic recovery and to provide technical cooperation in Agriculture, Fisheries and Artificial Rainmaking.

Ambassador Colonne assured strong commitment during her tenure of office for consolidating Sri Lanka-Thai bilateral relations for mutual benefit.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha welcomed the proposal made by Ambassador Colonne to opening of a Thai Language Teaching Centre in Sri Lanka and Sinhala Language Teaching Centre in Thailand to eliminate the language barrier between the two nations and to enhance people to people contacts.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said that Thailand looks forward to takeover Chairmanship at the fourth-coming 5th BIMSTEC Summit and Ambassador Chaminda Colonne, assured Sri Lanka’s fullest support for Thailand’s future endavoures in the BIMSTEC.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha also conveyed his warm best wishes to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris of Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Chaminda Colonne extended an invitation to Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha to visit Sri Lanka at a mutually convenient time with the recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.

Advisor to the Prime Minister Bansarn Bunnag, Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister Anucha Burapachaisri, Government Spokesperson Dr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, Director-General, Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Darm Boontham of Thailand and the First Secretary Saritha Ranatunga of the Sri Lanka Embassy joined the discussion.


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