Sri Lanka and Cambodia mark 68 years of diplomatic relations.


On May 28th, to mark the 68th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Cambodia, and to convey a message of felicitations from HE Mr. RavinathaAryasinha, the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka to his counterpart, HE Mr. Ouch Borith, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, HE Mrs. Samantha K. Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Thailand met the Ambassador of Cambodia to ThailandHE Mr. OukSorphorn.

Recalling the long standing traditional relations between the two countries based on the bedrock of Theravada Buddhism, the two Ambassadors exchanged greetings on the occasion. In the prevailing health crisis, the meeting was seen as a possible alternative to demonstrate the continued interest and importance placed on furthering the bilateral relations of the two countries. It was agreed to look for the earliest occasion to operationalize the Memoranda of Understanding already agreed upon between the two Foreign Ministries and the respective Chambers of Commerce. The two Ambassadors also exchanged views on opportunities to work together to promote Buddhist trail tourism and trade between the two countries.

The Sri Lankan Ambassador offered a basket of Sri Lankan products including the famous Ceylon tea and cinnamon to the Cambodian Ambassador. Head of Chancery Mrs. PoornimaGunasekera accompanied Ambassador Jayasuriya while Mr. Tan Pheary, Second Secretary and Mr. HengSovannarith, Commercial Attaché were associated with Ambassador Sorphorn.

29th May 2020
Embassy of Sri Lanka