Korea and Sri Lanka to work closely together on human rights
Korea and Sri Lanka have agreed to work closely together on human rights and on a range of other issues.
The Second Round of Bilateral Political Consultations at the level of Foreign Affairs Ministries of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea took place in Colombo, the Foreign Ministry said today.
The Sri Lanka delegation was led by Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam and the delegation of the Republic of Korea was headed by the First Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Lim Sung-nam. Senior Officials of both Foreign Ministries participated in the discussions with several line agencies representing Sri Lanka joining as well.
The Political Consultations follow the State Visit of President Maithripala Sirisena to the Republic of Korea during 28-30 November 2017. The primary focus of the discussions therefore, was on making further progress and building on the outcomes of the State Visit, manifesting the close and friendly relations between the two countries. Several ongoing projects and collaborative programmes on trade, investment, agriculture, fisheries, science and technology, culture and tourism were reviewed during the discussions. These included the Tech City Project in Homagama, the establishment of the Gampaha College of Technology, as well as several water supply and other projects under the Korea Economic Development Cooperation Fund.