Colombo capital city of Sri Lanka (Source: srilankaholidays) Hanoi (VNA) - A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) participated in discussions at the third meeting of the Asia-Europe Political Forum (AEPF) in Colombo, Sri Lanka from April 5-7. The third AEPF meeting saw the participation of representatives from 25 political parties, and experts from 23 Asian and European countries. Initiated in 2017, the AEPF has become an inter-regional mechanism for cooperation and exchange for political parties. Participants to the AEPF discussed a number of emerging socio-economic issues in Asia, especially population aging and social welfare and job-related challenges; and shared parties' experiences in handling challenges. They emphasised measures to ensure social justice, improve the quality of social security systems, expand social insurance participation, enhance the participation of families and communities in elderly health care, and expand opportunities for the elderly to … [Read more...] about Party delegation attends 3rd Asia-Europe Political Forum meeting in Sri Lanka
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Viet Nam News By Sri Lankan Ambassador Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake Sri Lanka is the essence of a people renowned for their hospitality, stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity and a wealth of incredible, immersive experiences on offer for travellers. Within a mere area of 65,610sq.km lie eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330km of coastline - much of its pristine beach, 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 202,343ha of lush tea plantations, 101,171 of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, and a culture that extends back over 2,500 years, with well-preserved archaeological monuments, mostly from the country’s Buddhist heritage, one of the world’s most scenic rail routes. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the year 2019 is marked with many remarkable milestones for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, with Lonely Planet naming Sri Lanka as the top country for travel and recognising Colombo City, the commercial capital … [Read more...] about 2019 Sri Lanka: where all roads lead to!
On the concluding day of his three-day visit, Mr. Zhang met with Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Secretary to the Treasury Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Secretary to the President Mr. Udaya Seneviratne, Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs and ADB Alternate Governor for Sri Lanka Mr. K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, and Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy.ADB Vice-President Mr. Wencai Zhang (left) with Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe (right). (Souce: ADB)Strategy 2030, which was approved by ADB’s Board of Directors in July, goes beyond ending absolute poverty to now seek to promote prosperity, inclusiveness, resilience, and sustainability in the Asia and Pacific region while sustaining efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.ADB’s aspirations are aligned with major global commitments such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the Financing for Development agenda, the Paris Agreement … [Read more...] about ADB affirms to support Sri Lanka’s development
Ship of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (Source: mmea.gov.my) Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia and Sri Lanka have agreed to intensify cooperation in monitoring the waters between the two countries, said Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on August 30. Wan Azizah stated that this was among the topics discussed between her and visiting Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana on August 27 in Putrajaya. According to her, the Malaysian Government is concerned about the security of its water ways, and is striving for pirate-free waters for the safety of traders. She stressed that the future development of the region depended much on relationships between countries, such as Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Therefore, the relationships need to be maintained and strengthened, she added. For his part, Tilak said Sri Lanka is particularly interested in the Indian Ocean, especially regarding issues of security and movements of ships. Bilateral trade … [Read more...] about Malaysia, Sri Lanka collaborate in monitoring waters
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) and Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, Geneva, March 25, 2018 – Photo: VNA Chairwoman Ngan expressed her pleasure to witness the developments in the bilateral ties. Viet Nam, said Ms. Ngan, always respects the traditional ties with Sri Lanka and hopes to cement and deepen the bilateral ties in line with respective potentials. NA Chairwoman Ngan suggested the two sides increase the exchange of all-level delegations, soon host the fourth meeting of the Joint Committee at the foreign ministerial level in Sri Lanka in 2018, and implement the security dialogue mechanism at the public security ministerial level at an early date. The Chairwoman proposed the two sides effectively materialize outcomes of the visit to Viet Nam by the Sri Lankan PM and signed cooperation documents, and consider adjusting and signing other documents suitable to the new … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka seeks better ties with VN