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Statement by Hon. (Dr) Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs at the Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka- Geneva, 15 November 2017

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First Session of Foreign Office Consultations between Sri Lanka and Switzerland

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The First Session of Foreign Office Consultations between Sri Lanka and Switzerland was concluded on 15th November 2017 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo. The formal, but inclusive bilateral engagement followed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on ‘Foreign Office Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation’ in March 2016. The MoU provides a platform for regular and more structured review of the longstanding bilateral relations and dialogue between the two countries.

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