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Sri Lankan Foreign Minister meets South African Counterpart


New York, 27 September 2021 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, Gamini Lakshman Peiris meets South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Mandisa Pandor. This bilateral meeting took place on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Ministers recalled the close and friendly bilateral ties between the two countries. Minister Peiris mentioned that Sri Lanka had closely looked at South Africa’s unique history in the areas of reconciliation and truth. Minister Peiris briefed his South African Counterpart about Sri Lanka’s own initiatives, including its own Office of Missing Persons and Office of Reparations. He also highlighted their contribution towards Sri Lankan post-conflict development and national unity. Minister Pandor mentioned that South Africa was honored to share their lessons with countries looking to address post-conflict issues.

Minister Peiris invited his Counterpart to visit Sri Lanka to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two sides. Minister Pandor also extended an invitation for the Minister to visit South Africa and renew close ties. The two Ministers appreciated the close cooperation between the two countries in the multilateral arena.

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