Venezuelan Head of State receives credentials from the Ambassador of Sri Lanka

The Venezuelan Head of State and Government, Nicolás Maduro Moros, received on Thursday the credentials of the Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, resident in Cuba and concurrent to Venezuela, Aparekka Liyanagamage Ratnapala.

The diplomatic action strengthens the diplomatic relations, cooperation and mutual respect between both nations, which will allow to continue building a multicentric and pluripolar world based on the respect and self-determination of the peoples.

Diplomatic relations between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela were established in 1987, but gained strength with the beginning of the Bolivarian Revolution.

The Government of President Nicolás Maduro, on behalf of the Venezuelan people, condemned the terrorist attacks that occurred on April 21 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, which left more than 200 people dead and 400 injured.

“Venezuela repudiates terrorism in any of its forms and manifestations, and expresses its deepest condolences to the people and authorities of Sri Lanka, especially the relatives of the victims of this act of barbarism”, he said in a statement from the Foreign Ministry .

The ceremony is held at the Sol del Perú Hall of the Miraflores Palace, where the National President is accompanied by the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza and the People’s Power Minister for the Office of the Presidency, Monitoring and Control of Government Management, Jorge Márquez.

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