Ambassador Federico Salas presents credentials to the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka – Adaderana Biz
Ambassador Federico Salas Lotfe presented his credentials to His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, during a ceremony held on Friday, November 11 at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.
During his working visit to Sri Lanka, Amb. Salas also met Mr. Dinesh Gunawardena, Prime Minister; Mr. Ali Saby, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Mr. Nalin Fernando, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Food Security.
Additionally, Amb. Salas held meetings with Sri Lankan business leaders to help foster trade between the two nations, including Vish Govindasamy, president of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Regarding education, Amb. Salas met with Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunge, Chairman of the University Grants Commission. Both are committed to improving student and scholar exchanges, expanding Mexico’s cultural footprint in Sri Lanka, and exploring joint scientific research opportunities.
The presentation of the credentials of Amb. Salas, along with all related working meetings, was part of a larger effort to strengthen ties between Mexico and Sri Lanka. In these difficult times, both nations look to the future through education, people-to-people contacts, science and trade. Moreover, these interactions are aligned with Mexico and Sri Lanka’s common pursuit of renewed political dialogue and the creation of economic opportunities for the benefit of both peoples.
Statement by Federico Salas, Ambassador Designate of Mexico:
On the occasion of the presentation of his credentials to the President of Sri Lanka on November 11, Federico Salas, Ambassador-designate of Mexico, announced his objective of giving “new impetus to bilateral relations between Mexico and Sri Lanka by improving existing trade levels and exploring new business opportunities; promote people-to-people exchanges in areas such as academic cooperation and tourism; promoting Mexican culture in Sri Lanka with exhibitions, performing arts and food festivals; intensify high-level contacts for a more solid political dialogue; and expand our cooperation in multilateral forums.