Sweden decides to close embassy in Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Friday, 24 July 2009, 13:14 GMT]
The Government of Sweden Thursday decided to close its Embassy in Colombo and the Consulates-General in Kaliningrad, Canton, Los Angeles and New York. “The closure of the Embassy in Colombo is to be completed by 31 March 2010 at the latest. In connection with the Government's review of development cooperation in 2007 a decision was made to end Sweden's bilateral development assistance to Sri Lanka.

Existing development cooperation agreements will be seen through to their conclusion, a press statement of the Swedish embassy said.

"The aim is to be able to open an honorary consulate that, in cooperation with the Embassy in New Delhi, can provide service to Swedish citizens and companies. Visa services will be managed within the framework of Schengen cooperation”, the press release further stated.

 

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