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Norwegian envoy calls on Speaker

Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Trine Jøranli Eskedal in discussion with SpeakerMahinda Yapa Abeywardena.
Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Trine Jøranli Eskedal in discussion with SpeakerMahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Trine Jøranli Eskedal called on the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena at Parliament yesterday morning.

She congratulated him on being elected as the Speaker of the 9th Parliament and discussed the importance of parliamentary diplomacy.

Ambassador Eskedal and the Speaker also exchanged their views on potential exchanges between parliamentarians in future.

The Norwegian envoy said that previously, as part of a programme by the Oslo Centre, a group of Sri Lankan MPs visited the Norwegian Parliament and met representatives from various political parties to identify valuable and parallel lessons from the Norwegian context in consensus and coalition building.

She underscored the importance to learn from practical experiences of various countries and to get exposure to addressing challenges faced in different parliaments and expressed Norway’s willingness to share learning from their parliamentary experience. They also discussed economic development, the maritime sector, female representation in parliament, and ways to further the bilateral ties between Sri Lanka and Norway.

Deputy Head of Mission of the Norwegian Embassy Hilde Berg-Hansen, Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayaka and senior officials from Parliament were present.

 


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