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The first ever bilateral consultations between Sri Lanka and Israel were held in Colombo on 20th April, 2012.
Secretary/External Affairs of Sri Lanka Karunatilaka Amunugama and the Deputy Director General & Head of Asia and the Pacific Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel Ruth Kahanoff headed the respective delegations at bilateral consultations.
The two sides discussed ways and means of promoting bilateral relations and opportunities for further cooperation in a range of fields such as agriculture, tourism, trade, employment, etc. They also expressed confidence that the annual consultations will provide a solid platform to further strengthen their multifaceted relations and promote closer economic cooperation for mutual benefit. The Israeli side also agreed to offer more employment opportunities for Sri Lankans.
Secretary/ External Affairs was joined in the discussions by senior officials from several line Ministries and Agencies while the Israeli delegation was comprised of the Israeli Ambassador to New Delhi and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.