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Friedrich Naumann Foundation resumes project work in Sri Lanka

kooperationsabkommen fnf sri lanka 07 04 2016Almost two years after the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom had to close its office in Sri Lanka it has taken up its project work again. On invitation of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Ulrich Niemann, Head of the Foreign Department of the Foundation, and Chitranganee Wageeswara, State Secretary in the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka, exchanged the cooperation agreement. “The experience and expertise of the foundation is of great value for the reform process in Sri Lanka,” Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de Silva said. “We are happy that the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is here again.”

Acting Foreign Minister meets Members of German-South Asia Parliamentary Friendship Group

GermanParliamentaryFriendshipGroupVisit.jpg 1Actg. Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva, received today Members of German-South -Asia Parliamentary Friendship Group at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who were on an official tour from 6-9 April 2016 in Sri Lanka. The delegation comprised of parliamentarians representing the Social Democratic Party and the Christian Democratic Union.

President Maithripala Sirisena successfully completes official visit to Germany

Sirisena GauckDuring his visit to Germany from 15 - 18 February 2016, President Maithripala Sirisena met Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Federal President Joachim Gauck and had fruitful discussions to enhance the cooperation between the two countries in various fields. He also had bilateral discussions with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller.