Mauritania President due here today

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President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will be visiting Sri Lanka today on transit to Brisbane, Australia, to attend the G-20 Summit, The Ministry of External Affairs said.

 

During President Abdel Aziz’s 2-day visit, two bilateral agreements will be signed between Mauritania and Sri Lanka on establishing a joint commission on cooperation and an agreement on political bilateral consultation, President’s media division said.

 

President Abdel Aziz will also call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The two agreements will be signed by External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris and the Foreign Minister of Mauritania in the presence of the two Presidents.

 

Sri Lanka established formal diplomatic relations with Mauritania on Dec. 21, 2012, following a Cabinet decision in 2012 to establish diplomatic relations with 15 African countries. The Sri Lanka Embassy in Egypt is concurrently accredited to Mauritania. Sri Lanka and Mauritania are members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and G77.  

 

Mauritania is also a member of the African Union (AU) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).President Abdel Aziz, since January 2014, has been the Chairman of the African Union where Sri Lanka obtained accreditation status in April 2014.

 

The Government of Mauritania supported Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in 2012 and 2013.  

 

At present, Sri Lanka has established diplomatic relations with 42 African countries and has six resident missions in the continent.

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  • dias Thursday, 13 November 2014 08:54 PM

    Sri-lankan or Mihin air can fly to this country. We can promote tourism .

    Benia Friday, 14 November 2014 08:31 PM

    Yuri,Please be more polite , why do you comment on your guest like this!!

    Abdul Friday, 14 November 2014 03:35 AM

    Thats not the only country moors live. Search about Morocco as well. Moors were the medieval Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, Iberian Peninsula, Sicily and Malta.

    Benia Friday, 14 November 2014 05:43 PM

    I am from Mauritania , and would like to know what do you mean by moors who you said came to Srilanka 1000 year ago from this area ( Mauritania , Morocco , ....).Thanks in advance

    lara Thursday, 13 November 2014 04:13 PM

    this one of the country where moors came to Sri Lanka 1000 years before

    Yuri Thursday, 13 November 2014 05:23 PM

    who is this Guy and where is this country... is he coming to collect his gift for supporting at UN.

    sukirichuti Friday, 14 November 2014 11:32 AM

    BBS, please note her is a another Muslim Head who has been helpful to Sri Lanka. With all this, BBS is attacking the innocent Muslims of this country.

    hiran Thursday, 13 November 2014 05:44 PM

    Good to keep a good relationship with African Countries

    Monkey Joe Thursday, 13 November 2014 06:02 PM

    You are 100% correct. Moors came from there.


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