Dominican Republic talks with Sri Lanka about bilateral relations

República Dominicana conversa con Sri Lanka sobre relaciones bilaterale

Santo Domingo.- Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Vasantha Senanayake expressed the interest of their countries to strengthen bilateral ties and the signing of future agreements.

Minister Vargas received the Asian diplomat in his office, and both explored various areas in which the collaboration between the two States could materialize.

Such is the case of tourism and agro-industry. On this last sector, the Dominican Foreign Minister referred to the development of coconut production and industry in Sri Lanka, “from whose experience Dominican producers could benefit.”

Another issue addressed was the entry of the Dominican Republic to the Security Council of the United Nations (UN) in January. “In this scenario, Sri Lanka will have the Dominican Republic as an ally,” said the Dominican Foreign Minister.

Foreign Minister Vargas explained that cybersecurity, trafficking in light weapons and climate change will be some of the issues that the country will take to the UN body.

During the meeting, the Dominican Minister received the unsigned copies of credentials of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Cuba, concurrent in the Dominican Republic, Aparekka Liyanagamage Ratnapala.

On the Dominican side, the Vice Ministers of Foreign Affairs Hugo Rivera for Economic Affairs and International Cooperation and Marjorie Espinosa of Consular and Migratory Affairs participated in the meeting.