Qatar and Sri Lanka have embarked on significant developments in bilateral relations this year, and seek to further boost cooperation in areas that matter to both countries, Ambassador of Sri Lanka H.E. Mohamed Mafaz Mohideen has said. 

Sri Lanka seeks to enhance the longstanding ties with Qatar by focusing on untapped potentials in the corporation, Ambassador Mohideen said, addressing a reception held on Tuesday at The Westin Doha Hotel to mark the country’s 75th Independence Day. 

The event was graced by Minister of Labour H E Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri; Minister of Social Development and Family H E Maryam bint Ali bin Nasser Al Misnad; and Director of the Protocol Department Ambassador H E Ibrahim Yousif Abdullah Fakhroo.  They were joined by members of the Sri Lankan community.

Addressing the guests, Ambassador Mohideen said:  ”We have longstanding relationship with Qatar, established in 1976 with ambassadorial level diplomatic relations and reinforced through high level visits and several bilateral agreements. I believe there is much untapped potential in our partnership and cooperation.”

“Therefore, I propose that we take a leap forward in our relationship from a declaration phase to an implementation phase in generating tangible outcomes on the agreements that we have reached with the blessings of our leaders and policy makers,” he added.  

Ambassador Mohideen noted that Sri Lanka is seeking to develop ties in trade and commerce, tourism, education and other areas.