Sri Lanka stresses significance of increasing bilateral ties with Japan


Minister of International Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris has met the Vice Minister for International Affairs of Japan, the Minister for International and Commonwealth Affairs of the UK and the Ambassadors/ Everlasting Representatives of the US, Canada, India and France, on the sidelines of the fiftieth session of the Human Rights Council.

Throughout the bilateral assembly with Miyake Shingo, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for International Affairs of Japan, the International Minister referred to the longstanding and mutually supportive friendship between the 2 international locations and noticed that the connection with Japan is significant for Sri Lanka.

He famous that, over the many years, Japan has been an in depth associate of Sri Lanka, and expressed appreciation for the help offered, notably within the areas of abilities growth, pc expertise, the development of the Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital, help to the Rupavahini Company, the numerous help offered not too long ago for medical and pharmaceutical objects, in addition to Japan’s supportive stance on Sri Lanka.

He additionally recalled the assist prolonged by Sri Lanka to Japan on the San Francisco Convention on the conclusion of World Conflict II.

The minister acknowledged that Sri Lanka needs to increase cooperation with Japan within the areas of digitalization, carbon credit score, and ocean associated actions together with coast conservation, fisheries and international warming. Reference was additionally made to exploring cooperation in areas coming below the purview of the World Commerce Organisation.

The Parliamentary Vice Minister for International Affairs of Japan famous that Japan, too, wished to deepen and strengthen cooperation with Sri Lanka in worldwide fora. He added that Sri Lanka and Japan have been marking the seventieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between the 2 international locations, and expressed the hope that lengthy earlier than the 100 12 months celebration, the relations between the 2 international locations can be elevated to a good greater degree. He expressed curiosity in furthering cooperation with Sri Lanka within the areas talked about.

On the assembly with the Ambassador / Everlasting Consultant of the USA to the Human Rights Council, Ms. Michele Taylor, the International Minister defined the problems confronted by Sri Lanka, and the socio-economic state of affairs within the nation.

Assembly Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon, Minister for South Asia, North Africa, the United Nations and the Commonwealth on the International, Commonwealth & Growth Workplace, the International Minister mentioned the upcoming Commonwealth Summit to be held in Kigali, Rwanda. The International Minister noticed that Sri Lanka thought-about the Commonwealth as an establishment that may do a lot good within the current context. He additionally briefed Lord Ahmed on the state of affairs within the nation.

The International Minister additionally had bilateral conferences with Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey, Everlasting Consultant of India, Ambassador Jérôme Bonnafont, Everlasting Consultant of France and Ambassador Leslie E. Norton, Everlasting Consultant of Canada.

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