Lanka, Serbia to strengthen cooperation

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday. Picture courtesy Prime Minister’s Media Division

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that the time has come for Sri Lanka to revive its friendship with Serbia.

The Prime Minister made these observations when he met visiting Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic at Temple Trees yesterday.

The Serbian Foreign Minister said that Sri Lanka and Yogoslovia had very close relations during the rule of President Marshal Tito and Serbia being a state of the former Yugoslavia is eyeing to forge more closer cooperation between the two nations.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation between the two countries in many spheres. They discussed how bilateral relations could be developed in the state and private sector. It was also disclosed that a high level business delegation from Serbia is expected to visit Colombo soon. 

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