On May 28, to mark the 68th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Cambodia, and to convey a message of felicitations from Ravinatha Aryasinha Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka to his counterpart Ouch Borith, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Thailand Samantha K. Jayasuriya met the Ambassador of Cambodia to Thailand Ouk Sorphorn.
Recalling the long standing traditional relations between the two countries based on the bedrock of Theravada Buddhism, the two Ambassadors exchanged greetings on the occasion. In the prevailing health crisis, the meeting was seen as a possible alternative to demonstrate the continued interest and importance placed on furthering the bilateral relations of the two countries. It was agreed to look for the earliest occasion to operationalize the Memoranda of Understanding already agreed upon between the two Foreign Ministries and the respective Chambers of Commerce. The two Ambassadors also exchanged views on opportunities to work together to promote Buddhist trail tourism and trade between the two countries.
The Sri Lankan Ambassador offered a basket of Sri Lankan products including the famous Ceylon tea and cinnamon to the Cambodian Ambassador. Head of Chancery Poornima Gunasekera accompanied Ambassador Jayasuriya while Tan Pheary, Second Secretary and Heng Sovannarith, Commercial Attaché were associated with Ambassador Sorphorn.