Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama Meets with All Honorary Consuls of Sri Lanka for the Second Time in Munich
Strengthening the Long-Standing Friendly Relations between Sri Lanka and GermanyAugust 13th, 2015
On July 29th, the second joint meeting of the Sri Lankan Honorary Consuls in Germany, took place under the chairmanship of Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama in the Sri Lankan Honorary Consulate in Munich. The first meeting took place in November last year. The Sri Lankan Ambassador informed the Honorary Consuls about the current political and socio-economic developments in Sri Lanka and steps taken in the recent past to strengthen the long-standing friendly relations between Sri Lanka and Germany.
Ambassador Amunugama also informed the Honorary Consuls on the outcome of the visit to Germany of the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Mangala Samaraweera in May 2015, who had been invited by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. He asked for the support of all Honorary Consuls for a follow-up on decisions made during the visit, especially with regard to the expansion of economic relations and the search for potential German investors to Sri Lanka. They also discussed the need for a continuous dialogue and meetings with mainly small and medium enterprises in the region, for which each respective honorary consul is responsible. These detailed discussions were held in light of the current foreign policy of Sri Lanka.
As part of the emphasis on the strengthening the German-Sri Lankan economic and trade relations, a presentation on the economic environment in Sri Lanka was provided. The Honorary Consuls also had the opportunity to give Ambassador Amunugama an update about their actions in the past six months and future projects for the coming six months.
Furthermore, the Honorary Consuls had ample opportunity to express their views and proposals on promoting bilateral trade relations with the respective state for which they are responsible and gave their full cooperation to strengthen relations between the two countries.
Sri Lanka's Honorary Consul for Munich, Hans Hammer, was the host of the 2nd joint meeting. The next meeting of the Sri Lankan Honorary Consuls will be held at the end of the year in Hamburg.
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Nakou Aikaterini Panagiota, Berlin Global