Haiti and Sri Lanka Establish Diplomatic Ties Formally

On 14th December 2102, both Haiti and Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations, formally. On behalf of Sri Lanka a MOU was signed by the Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Palitha Kohona. On behalf of Haiti, the MOU was signed by Permanent Representative of the Republic of Haiti, Mr. Jean Wesley Cazeau.


Sharing Of Common Goals

After joining the United Nations, both the developing nations Haiti and Sri Lanka have shared goals in commonat home and internationally, note Dr. Kohona. Over 2 centuries back, one of the first nations to gain independence from the French colonial rulers was Haiti.

After gaining independence, the struggle against colonization continued. Amidst this struggle, they continued extending support to other countries in the region. Both the nations have been the Non Aligned Movements' active members, elaborates Dr.Kohona.

Enhancing Cooperation and Closer Relations

Dr. Kohona also stated that in Haiti, Sri Lanka has been the main contributor of troops to the United Nations Stabilization Mission. Mr. Jean Wesley Cazeau mentioned the accomplishment and strength of the South-South Cooperation and the positive role Sri Lanka played in providing assistance to Haiti.

He emphasized that the diplomatic ties established would help in enhancing cooperation and closer relations in the cultural, socio economic and political fields so that both countries benefit mutually from the same.

A Lot Expected From the MOU

Permanent Representatives of both the countries have a lot of expectations out of the MOU signed between both the countries, Sri Lanka and Haiti. An agreement was made to work on crisis and issues at the international level, as well.

They expressed that the Memorandum of Understanding signed upon would help in contributing significantly to bilateral relation consolidation, especially in areas related to cultural relations, commerce and trade promotion, relations with people, particularly between both the nations.

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