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    Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Honduras

     The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Honduras established formal diplomatic relations recently.   Dr. Palitha Kohona, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, signed the joint communique on behalf of Sri Lanka, while  Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Flake, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Honduras signed on behalf of Honduras.

     Dr. Kohona spoke of the similarities between the two countries as nations finally at peace and with a vision for reconciliation. He further stated that the two countries have similar goals as developing countries, both internationally and domestically.

    Mrs. Flake expressed Honduras’s interest in learning more about Sri Lanka and building on the existing relationship. She also noted that the establishment of diplomatic ties would enhance existing close relations and cooperation in the political, socio-economic and cultural fields.

    Both Permanent Representatives expressed their expectation that this joint communique will significantly contribute to the consolidation of bilateral relations, particularly, the promotion of economic and cultural relations, and people to people contact between the two countries.


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