Ambassador Majintha Jayesinghe presented the Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Hungary His Excellency János Áder at the Sándor Palace in Budapest, accrediting as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to Hungary, on 17 February 2022.
The credential ceremony entailed a Guard of Honour by the Hungarian Armed Forces and presentation of the Letters of Credence to His Excellency János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary. The Hungarian President was assisted by senior officials. Three Ambassadors namely from New Zealand, United Arab Emirate and Kosovo also presented Letters of Credence to the President of Hungary on the same day.
Ambassador Majintha Jayesinghe conveyed greetings from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the People of Sri Lanka to President of the Republic of Hungary and the People of Hungary.
After the ceremony, a meeting was held with the Hungarian President in the Blue Salon at the Sándor Palace.
The Ambassador mentioned that Sri Lanka-Hungary special relations have exponentially covered a multitude of areas with mutual benefits. It was further stated that Sri Lanka hopes to further strengthen and expand the friendly relations to economic, trade, investments, and tourism sectors in the years ahead.
Following the presentation of the Letter of Credence Ambassador Majintha Jayesinghe visited the Heroes’ Square where a wreath was laid on the Monument of Hungarian Heroes.
Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
17 February 2022