Sri Lanka and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines established formal diplomatic relations on 15th January, states the Ministry of External Affairs.
Dr. Palitha Kohona, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, signed the Joint Communique on behalf of Sri Lanka, while Mr. CamilloGonsalves, the Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations, signed on behalf of Saint Vincent and Grenadines.
Both Ambassadors expressed satisfaction that the two countries have established diplomatic relations and hoped that this would continue to further build on the bilateral relationship which already exists between the two as members of the Commonwealth and the UN.
The Ambassadors also discussed further strengthening bilateral ties, especially through sports.
Mr. Gonsalves spoke of the forthcoming tour of the West Indies by the Sri Lanka Cricket Team as a part of a triangular series involving also India. He hoped that a high level visit from Sri Lanka would coincide with the tour. Dr. Kohona mentioned that both countries are committed to advancing each otherís interests both within and outside the Commonwealth.