Israel’s President seeks Sri Lanka’s support at international forums

By: Staff Writer

Colombo (LNW):Israel’s President Isaac Herzog wants Sri Lanka to improve its record in voting for Israel in international forums.

The newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the State of Israel Nimal Bandara presented his Credentials to President Isaac Herzog.

The ceremonial event was held at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel where the Ambassador was accompanied by E.R.M.S.H. Ekanayake, Deputy Head of the Embassy and the family members of Ambassador, the Foreign Ministry said

The Ambassador and Chief of State Protocol Ambassador Gil Haskal, escorted by a motorcade, was welcomed upon his arrival at the President’s Residence with a Guard of Honour and the playing of the National Anthems of Sri Lanka and Israel.

Following the official ceremony, Ambassador Nimal Bandara presented the credentials to President Isaac Herzog.

After the presentation of credentials, the President warmly welcomed Ambassador Nimal Bandara and wished him success in his new assignment as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Israel.

Ambassador Nimal Bandara in his remarks, conveyed the warm greetings and best wishes from Ranil Wickramasinghe, the President of Sri Lanka which was warmly reciprocated.

President Isaac Herzog stated that the existing bilateral relations between Israel and Sri Lanka are excellent and expressed the confidence that the relations would be further deepened and strengthened during the tenure of the new Ambassador.

The President recalled the State visit undertaken to Sri Lanka by his father, former President Chaim Herzog on 20th November 1986 during the President J.R. Jayawardena’s time, as the sixth president of Israel. Both late leaders helped to move relations between the two countries forward.

President Herzog also noted that Sri Lanka had been the first country in the world that was headed by a woman Prime Minister.

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Source:: LNW English