International Minister Ali Sabry met Dr. Peter Ramsauer, Member of the International Affairs Committee of the German Parliament answerable for bilateral relations with Sri Lanka on the Ministry of International Affairs throughout his go to to Sri Lanka from 15 to 18 February 2023.
Discussions with the German delegation centred round additional increasing the cordial relations that exist between the 2 international locations, notably within the context of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Germany being commemorated this yr.
Whereas appreciating Germany’s longstanding improvement cooperation partnership with Sri Lanka, Minister Sabry highlighted the numerous contribution to the financial system via the enlargement of vocational coaching supplied by the German Technical Coaching Institutes positioned throughout the nation. The International Minister welcomed the shut collaboration between the 2 international locations on a number of initiatives and reviewed progress on the “Helmut Kohl” Maternity Hospital in Galle. The 2 sides mentioned avenues for increasing cooperation in commerce & funding, tourism and parliamentary affairs. The International Minister briefed the German aspect on present political developments within the nation, together with on measures taken to revive peace and stability, discussions with the IMF, and progress on debt restructuring.
Dr. Ramsauer was accompanied by the Ambassador of Germany to Sri Lanka Holger Seubert and former Member of Parliament and present Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Munich Dagmar Wöhrl. Senior officers of the Ministry of International Affairs have been additionally current on the assembly.
Throughout the go to, Dr Ramsauer additionally paid a courtesy name on President Ranil Wickremesinghe. The visiting envoy and the delegation additionally met the State Minister of International Affairs Tharaka Balasuriya.
Ministry of International Affairs
21 February, 2023
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