Sri Lanka hopes to further strengthen and expand the friendly relations into new vistas of cooperation in the years ahead, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Austria, Majintha Jayesinghe said.
Ambassador Jayesinghe presented Letters of Credence to Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of the Republic of Austria, at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna accrediting as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to Austria on 30 June 2020.
The Ambassador conveyed greetings from Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen. President Van der Bellen reciprocated greetings to the President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and recalled his visit to Sri Lanka.
During the courtesy call the Ambassador said that Sri Lanka-Austria special relations have grown exponentially covering a multitude of areas with mutual benefits. It was further stated that Sri Lanka hopes to further strengthen and expand the friendly relations into new vistas of cooperation in the years ahead.
Ambassador Majintha Jayesinghe joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1998 and was Ambassador in the UAE, prior to his appointment in Austria. His diplomatic career entailed serving as Consul-General in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China and Deputy High Commissioner in Malaysia.