Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

10/02/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/01/2017 22:38

Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana meets with EU – Sri Lanka Friendship Group in the European Parliament

Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana during his official visit to Brussels met with Mr. Geoffrey Van Orden, MEP, Chair and Members of the EU - Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Group in the European Parliament on 25.09.2017 at a dinner hosted by Ambassador Rodney Perera in Brussels. The other EU Parliamentarians, who attended the event were MEPs Jan Zahradil, William Dartmouth, Johannes van Baalen, James Carver and several parliamentary advisers representing political groups in the EU Parliament.

The Chair of the Friendship Group Mr. Van Orden in his speech welcoming Foreign Minister Marapana to Brussels appreciated steps taken by the Government to strengthen democracy, promote good governance and bring about reconciliation in Sri Lanka. The Group expressed their firm support and solidarity to the Foreign Minister in helping to strengthen EU - Sri Lanka relations. The Group also informed that they hoped to visit Sri Lanka next year.

Embassy of Sri Lanka

28 September 2017