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‘Cultural tourism will promote Myanmar, Sri Lanka as major tourist hubs’

Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Myanmar Dr. Nalin de Silva presenting Letter of Credence to President Win Myint of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Myanmar Dr. Nalin de Silva presenting Letter of Credence to President Win Myint of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Cultural tourism is a main sector to promote Sri Lanka and Myanmar and Sri Lanka as major tourist destinations and the absence of direct air connectivity was a major barrier that should be rectified as a first priority, Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Myanmar Dr. Nalin de Silva said.

He presented the Letter of Credence to President Win Myint of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on September 1 at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw.

Ambassador Silva conveyed warm greetings from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Government of Sri Lanka to the President and the Government of Myanmar.

The Ambassador expressed the willingness to work towards elevating the ties to the benefit of the two nations in a wide area including economic and cultural cooperation Untapped potential for the improvement of infrastructure of education and health was also identified as a main area that the two countries should work for mutual benefit.

Sri Lanka’s interest in joining the ASEAN as a Sectoral Dialog Partner was reiterated and the President welcomed Sri Lanka in connection with more interactions and engagements with ASEAN member states.

The Myanmar President expressed that he is keen to undertake a state visit to Sri Lanka in the post COVID period breaking the long laps of a high-level visit between the two countries.

President Win Myint extended best wishes for the Sri Lanka’s Ambassador on his assignment and assured continuous assistance in all his efforts in strengthening the friendly relations with Myanmar.


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