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First Sri Lankan Ambassador to The Gambia Strengthens Bilateral Ties

April 24, Colombo (LNW): In a landmark meeting at the State House in Banjul yesterday, Ambassador Kana Kananathan, the inaugural Ambassador of Sri Lanka to The Gambia, engaged in bilateral discussions with President Adama Barrow. This crucial dialogue served as a pivotal moment in fortifying the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

The discussions between Ambassador Kananathan and President Barrow focused on avenues for enhancing collaboration across various sectors, with a particular emphasis on trade and investment. Both sides expressed their firm commitment to exploring new opportunities for mutual benefit and shared prosperity, underscoring the potential for deeper cooperation.

President Barrow extended his heartfelt appreciation to President Wickremesinghe for his remarkable efforts in stabilizing Sri Lanka’s economy within a notably short span of time. He commended Sri Lanka’s astute leadership and effective economic policies, which have significantly contributed to the nation’s economic resilience and growth.

A significant highlight of the discussions was the upcoming Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit, slated to be hosted by The Gambia in the first week of May. Ambassador Kananathan conveyed Sri Lanka’s congratulations and unwavering support for The Gambia in successfully organizing and hosting this prestigious event. The summit is expected to convene leaders from across the Islamic world to address pressing global issues, further cementing The Gambia’s position on the international stage.

Reflecting on the productive meeting, Ambassador Kananathan emphasized, “Today’s discussions exemplify the deep-rooted friendship and shared values that bind Sri Lanka and The Gambia together. As the first Ambassador of Sri Lanka to The Gambia, I am committed to nurturing this relationship and exploring new avenues for collaboration that will benefit our peoples and contribute to regional and global stability.”

President Barrow expressed his appreciation for Sri Lanka’s steadfast support and emphasized the importance of further strengthening ties between the two nations.

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