German FM here to celebrate diplomatic relations 

[January 14, 2004 - 9.30 GMT] 

The State Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Ms.Kerstin Muller arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday, to attend the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

During her four day visit, the German minister will call on the President and the Prime Minister and other political leaders.

Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and the Federal Republic of Germany were established in 1953 and the German Legation in Colombo was opened on December 3, 1953. The Legation in Colombo was later raised to the level of an Embassy on December 9, 1958 with Dr.T.M.Auer serving as first German Ambassador to Sri Lanka.






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Last Updated Date: January 14, 2004  -9.30 GMT.


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