The European Union (EU) has noted to Sri Lanka the importance of continued dialogue on matters of mutual interest relating to respect for human rights,

civil liberties and the rule of law and has pledged continued support for a steadfast growth in economic relations with Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Grace Asirwatham has presented Credentials to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the European Union at the Europa Building of the European Council in Brussels.

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Afterwards, during the “Exchange of Views” that followed, Ambassador Asirwatham and President Tusk had acknowledged the significant growth in relations between Sri Lanka and the EU in recent years including the restoration of the EU GSP Plus facility.
It was noted that the EU was Sri Lanka’s largest export destination and that total trade now exceeded Euro 5 billion annually.

The EU has pledged continued support for a steadfast growth in economic relations, whilst mentioning the importance of continued dialogue on matters of mutual interest relating to respect for human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law.

It was also acknowledged that the EU and Sri Lanka share common values and that they should continue to work closely to further enhance the multifaceted relationship.

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