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Sri Lanka is to establish a Resident Diplomatic Mission in the Ukraine, the government said in its official website here Monday. This decision was made following the approval of a proposal made by Minister of External Affairs G.L. Peiris to the Cabinet, and was duly approved at the last meeting.

The government of Ukraine, on a reciprocal basis, will establish a Resident Mission in Colombo.

Direct flights started between the two countries last year as a precursor to stronger bilateral ties, the official government website noted.

Ukraine gained independence in 1991 and following the establishment of diplomatic relations, there has been closer cooperation between Sri Lanka and Ukraine on bilateral and multilateral levels, said the Sri Lankan government.

A number of agreements are currently under negotiation, covering education, defence, science and technology, ports and shipping, air services and trade.

Ukraine has become the latest country to expand its diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka after the end of a brutal three decade war in 2009. (Source: Xinhua)

  Comments - 6

  • imran Monday, 09 January 2012 08:17 AM

    Very Good. Another Relative of the family can be appointed as Ambassador.

    Fair N Square Monday, 09 January 2012 08:52 AM

    Ukraine.. gateway to Europe... but whats there in Europe anymore?

    Sena Monday, 09 January 2012 02:23 PM

    It is very good news for the medical students who wants to study in Ukraine.

    Thomas Monday, 09 January 2012 03:09 PM

    Another job opening for the friends & family.

    Therese Cooray Monday, 09 January 2012 07:49 AM

    Lets hope we will send an ambassador who will really promote trade etc.

    Dinesh Monday, 09 January 2012 07:54 AM

    Who will get the benifts??????? Iam sure only & Co


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