British, Sri Lankan Foreign Ministers discuss Elections in the East

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 02 April 2008, 12:13 GMT]
British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, David Miliband, and Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister, Rohitha Bogollagama, on Tuesday discussed the "recent political developments" in the Eastern province, including the "importance of ensuring that the forthcoming provincial elections are credible," and conducted in a "secure environment," according to a press release issued Wednesday by the British High Commission in Colombo.

Full text of the press release issued by the British High Commission in Colombo follows:

British and Sri Lankan Foreign Ministers meet in London

"Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama and British Foreign Secretary David Miliband met at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 1 April. In a cordial and frank exchange of views on the situation in Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministers discussed the recent political developments in the Eastern province, including the importance of ensuring that the forthcoming provincial elections are credible and conducted in a secure environment.

The Foreign Ministers exchanged views on the Commonwealth and discussed human rights as well as other issues of bilateral importance. The Foreign Ministers recognised the importance of continued close engagement and regular high level contact".

British High Commission
Colombo
4/2/08

 

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