Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera met German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier this morning (22) at the German Foreign Office in Berlin.
Following the meeting, Samaraweera told media that he and the German Foreign Minister "discussed the new Government’s approach of engaging with the international community including international organizations, the challenges that lie ahead and the ways in which Germany and Sri Lanka can renew cooperation as a result of the developments in Sri Lanka."
Samaraweera briefed media on the recent developments in the country after the election of the new government.
Samaraweera's Remarks to media (in full)
It is a great pleasure to be here this morning at the invitation of my colleague, Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
I thank him and his staff for the extremely warm welcome and reception since I arrived in Berlin. I have been overwhelmed by the friendship and enormous goodwill.