Sri Lanka & UK to convene Strategic Dialogue in London

Sri Lanka will participate in the inaugural UK-Sri Lanka Strategic Dialogue at the Foreign Secretary level which is scheduled for tomorrow, 18th April 2023.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Sri Lanka Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane will participate in the event at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) in London.

UK Minister of State in the FCDO Anne Marie Trevelyan will open the dialogue, which will be conducted with the participation of Sir Philip Barton, Permanent Undersecretary of the FCDO.

The inaugural Strategic Dialogue is convened at the invitation of the FCDO at the important juncture of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom this year.

The Foreign Ministry stated that the Strategic Dialogue will provide a forum for both sides to discuss the multifaceted relations between the two countries.

On the sidelines of the dialogue, Foreign Secretary Wijewardane will have a bilateral meeting with the Assistant Secretary General of the Commonwealth Prof. Luis G. Franceschi and interact with members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).


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