The Government of Sri Lanka, with the agreement of the Government of the Republic of Austria, has appointed Dr. Christian Steppan as the Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in the region of Tyrol.
The official ceremony was held in Tyrol with the participation of Ms. Sophia Kircher, Vice President of Federal Parliament of Tyrol, Mr. Markus Lassenberger Vice Mayor of Tyrol and high-ranking representatives of the local authorities in Tyrol along with Diplomatic Corp, local government representatives, delegates from the trade, investment, tourism and medical supply sectors, business contacts, media as well as friends and family.
Speaking at the official ceremony Ambassador Majintha Jayesinghe recalled the close and friendly relations between Sri Lanka and Austria since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1954. Emphasizing the importance of establishing an Honorary Consulate in the region, the Ambassador called on the newly appointed Honorary Consul Christian Steppan to promote multifaceted bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Austria and the appointment of the Honorary Consul will be instrumental in promoting not only closer trade ties between Sri Lanka and Tyrol, but also enhancing tourism, investment and people to people contacts.
Addressing the gathering, the newly appointed Honorary Consul, Christian Steppan assured his commitment to promote Sri Lanka in the region of Tyrol to attract trade, tourism and investment opportunities to Sri Lanka. He emphasized on the well-established tourism sectors both in Sri Lanka and Tyrol and the possibility of supporting each other to further boost the sector.
Dr. Steppan, a leading personality in the field of medical technology and public-private partnership projects maintains a close connection with South Asian countries including Sri Lanka.
The Honorary Consul in Tyrol will support the work of Embassy of Sri Lanka in Austria and work alongside the Honorary Consulates in Styria and Carinthia and Salzburg in Austria.
The invitees were able to flavour cuisines creating a truly Sri Lankan ambience.
The contact details of the new Honorary Consulate in Tyrol are as follows:
Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Tyrol
Wilhelm-Greil-Straße 23, Innsruck
Tel: +43 (0)577 88 99
Email: [email protected]
Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
12 December 2022