Sri Lanka looks to strengthen its presence in Africa

Monday, 19 December 2016 07:40 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Dassanayake Mudiyanselage Sumith Priyantha said that Sri Lanka would officially open a new Embassy in Addis Ababa in January 2017.

Sri Lanka extended an invitation to the AU Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to attend the opening. Opening an Embassy in Addis Ababa is very strategic as Sri Lanka strengthens its presence in Africa, reported.

Newly-appointed Ambassadors of India, Japan, Netherlands and Sri Lanka to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representatives to the AU and UNECA presented their credentials to the AU Commission Chairperson.

The Chairperson congratulated and welcomed each of the new representatives to the AU and wished them success in their collaboration with the AU and their stay in Ethiopia.