Sri Lanka and the Republic of Honduras established formal diplomatic relations on March 12.
The Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Honduras Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Flake signed the joint communique on behalf the two countries.
Dr. Kohona spoke of the similarities between the two countries as nations finally at peace and with a vision for reconciliation. He further stated that the two countries have similar goals as developing countries, both internationally and domestically.
Mrs. Flake expressed Hondurasís interest in learning more about Sri Lanka and building on the existing relationship. She also noted that the establishment of diplomatic ties would enhance existing close relations and cooperation in the political, socio-economic and cultural fields.
Both Permanent Representatives expressed their expectation that this joint communique will significantly contribute to the consolidation of bilateral relations, particularly, the promotion of economic and cultural relations, and people to people contact between the two countries.