Australia will continue to support Sri Lanka - Bishop

Australia will continue to support Sri Lanka - Bishop

August 21, 2015   06:27 pm

Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop today congratulated Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on his re-election, following the “peaceful and orderly” parliamentary elections on 17 August 2015.

“We look forward to working with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s government to further develop our strong bilateral relationship and to address shared regional and global challenges,” she said in a statement.

Bishop said that Australia has a close and long-standing bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka. 

“We are working closely with Sri Lanka to grow trade and investment and increase cooperation on security and transnational crime, particularly countering people smuggling.”

“We will continue to support Sri Lanka as it makes progress on national reconciliation,” she said.

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