Our resolve to strengthen existing relations with EU and move
forward remains undiminished - Ambassador Amza

Sri Lanka’s relations with Europe are closely linked to over 400 years of European presence in Sri Lanka. The vibrant cultural, social, educational and livelihood affiliations that exists even to date, speaks volumes. As sovereign nation states, we may be taking different paths to achieve same goals of good governance, social justice, equity and stability. On that account, our resolve to strengthen the existing relations and move forward remains undiminished, Sri Lanka Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg P.M Amza said.

 Speaking at the National Day Reception held on 05 February 2013, on the Occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka, attended by the members of the Diplomatic Corp, officers of the Belgium Government and the European Institutions and the prominent personalities, held at the Hotel Radisson Blue Royal, Ambassador Amza stated this year is an important milestone in the Sri Lanka-Belgium relations, as it marks the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the Diplomatic Relations between the two countries.

He further said that the 65 years of post-independence has given us a wealth of experience and challenges. We traversed through the contours of a thirty-long and difficult years, to overcome the scourge of terrorism. All that agony is behind us now. Yet, the lessons we learnt, guides us, towards making Sri Lanka a model of Asia. A society that thrives and benefits on the strength of its rich mosaic of cultural, ethnic, religious, ideological and social diversity. A country, that is best for investment and doing business. That is safer, cleaner, peaceful and prosperous.

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