Egyptian – Sri Lanka Bi-lateral Consultations starts next week

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Reaffirming the cordial relationships that have always existed between Egypt and Sri Lanka, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has extended his heartfelt greetings to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on winning the trust of the Sri Lankan people. In a congratulatory letter, President Al Sisi wished President Gotabaya much success in his new position, and the people of Sri Lanka everlasting progress and prosperity.

Egypt was the first Arab and African country to establish diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka in 1957. Both countries have enjoyed excellent relations throughout history and across governments. Today, Egypt and Sri Lanka are bound by more than twenty bilateral Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding in the fields of trade, investment, culture, arts, tourism, education, civil aviation, political consultation and security. The first round of bilateral political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and Sri Lanka is due to take place in Cairo on 12 December 2019, opening up wider horizons for mutual cooperation and coordination in various fields for the benefits of both friendly nations.