Foreign Minister highlights priorities for enhancing Sri Lanka – Korea relations in meeting with the Korean Ambassador

Aug 24, 2021 | Sri Lanka News

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sri Lanka Santhush Woonjin Jeong paid a courtesy call on the newly appointed Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris on Tuesday, 24 August, 2021 at the Foreign Ministry.

The Ambassador Woonjin extended sincere felicitations to the Foreign Minister on his new role and reiterated his country’s commitment to assist Sri Lanka in bilateral and multilateral settings on matters of mutual interest.

The discussions centered on a wide range of areas of existing and potential cooperation including education, science, information technology, digitalization, pharmaceutical production, labor migration, people-to-people exchanges and partnership in multilateral engagements. A particular emphasis was placed on the importance of development of Korean language education in Sri Lanka, enabling direct and effective exchanges between citizens, businesses and institutions between both countries.

During the meeting, Foreign Minister Peiris reiterated the significance of Sri Lanka-Korea bilateral relations which continue to be mutually beneficial with potential for further expansion and expressed appreciation for Ambassador Woonjin’s sentiments towards Sri Lanka and its people.

They agreed to explore further avenues for expanding trade and economic relations between the two countries which can be diversified into new development projects and investments.

Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage and senior officials of the Ministry participated in the meeting.

Foreign Ministry


24 August, 2021