Upon the signing of the Agreement by Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and Albert Shingiro, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations on 11th March 2019 in New York, the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of Burundi decided to establish Diplomatic Relations between the two countries with effect from 11th March 2019.
The establishment of diplomatic ties between Sri Lanka and Burundi would enhance the existing friendly relations and cooperation in the political, socio-economic and cultural fields for the mutual benefit of the two countries, the Ministry said.
Sri Lanka signs historic Joint Com-muniqué establishing diplomatic relations with Burundi. The signing took place at the Permanent Mission between the PRs of Sri Lanka and Burundi pic.twitter.com/FJ8vA2Sc3g
— Sri Lanka at UN, NY (@SLUNNewYork) March 11, 2019
Sri Lanka and Burundi have signed to deepen their diplomatic ties when Burundi is currently beefing up warm relations with some countries of Asia, especially the Middle East and China.
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
Albert Shingiro wrote on Twitter that these diplomatic relations between Burundi and Sri Lanka are ‘ a turning point between two great countries’.
Delighted to sign with my friend & colleague Amb. #Rohan_Perera of #Sri_Lanka @SLUNNewYork to the #UN a Joint Communiqué Establishing Diplomatic Relations between #Burundi & #SriLanka: a turning point in the cooperation between our two great countries @MAEBurundi pic.twitter.com/rYQyYpHXeQ
— Amb. Albert SHINGIRO (@AShingiro) March 12, 2019
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