H.E. Admiral (Prof) Jayanath Colombage presented the Letter of Credence to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Dr Kao Kim Hourn on 26th July 2023, assuming the post as Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to ASEAN.
The Ambassador highlighted Sri Lanka’s Look East policy, current activities with Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member states for Sri Lanka to join RCEP, and Sri Lanka’s interest in becoming Sectoral Dialogue Partner in ASEAN., especially in ASEAN Maritime Outlook and Blue Economy.
The Secretary General of ASEAN appreciated the efforts taken by Sri Lanka to overcome the economic crisis and emphasized that Sri Lanka plays a critical role in ASEAN Regional Forum while engaging in a friendly relationship with all countries. Further, the Secretary-General appraised Sri Lanka’s interest in becoming Sectoral Dialogue Partner in ASEAN.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
26th July 2023